Court has released Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Kyandondo East MP elect after spending five days in Luzira prison.
He was released this afternoon by George Ebong, Nakawa grade one magistrate after paying cash bail of shillings 1 million.
The payment receipts were delivered to the court room by Alice Alaso, FDC secretary general who paid the money in Diamond Trust Bank.
FDC Vice President Salamu Musumba and Fredrick Mpanga an advocate with A.F Mpanga and company advocates stood surety for Ssemujju.
However, his freedom did not come easy as he went to pick his property at the court cells. Despite the fact that Obong had set Ssemujju free prisons officials held him briefly demanding that they have a copy of the bank receipt before he is let free.
This angered his supporters and sympathizers who then started hurling insults at the prisons officials until his lawyer Erias Lukwago intervened.
Shortly after the court session, Lukwago said the courts of law are also on trial.
//Cue in: The courts of law…”
Cue out… suppression of people’s rights.”//
A dry and cracked lip Ssemujju who’s lost some weight described the feeding conditions in Luzira prison as pathetic saying the prisoners are fed posho that looks like chicken feed. He calls on government to respect and value people’s rights.
He maintains his innocence saying he did nothing wrong by walking to work.
//Cue in: The conditions in …”
Cue out:…I’ve been in Luzira.”//
Ssemujju was arrested on Thursday last during the walk to work protests. He was charged with incitement of violence, common nuisance and failure to comply with lawful orders.
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