Nakawa Grade one magistrate’s court has issued an arrest warrant against Ingrid Turinawe, the head of the FDC Women league.
Nakawa Grade one magistrate’s court has issued an arrest warrant against Ingrid Turinawe, the head of the FDC Women league. The arrests were issued this afternoon by Agnes Nabafu, Nakawa Court Grade one magistrate. She issued the arrest warrant after Turinawe failed to show up to answer for alleged treason.
According to the state, Turinawe, Sam Mugume and Francis Mwijukye between August and October 2011 at various places plotted to overthrow the government of Uganda. Both Mugume and Mwijukye were this afternoon arraigned before the magistrate’s court but were not allowed to enter plea because the magistrate’s court lacks jurisdiction over the matter.
They were remanded to Luzira prison until 31 October, when their case will come up for mention. Joseph Bayige, state prosecutor told court that the trio among other places held meetings in Hoima, Wakiso and Mbarara and planned to launch activities that would lead to the overthrow of the government by use of fire arms.
The arrest warrant against Turinawe comes a day after Kale Kayihura; the Inspector General of Government accused her of treason. On Tuesday, Kayihura told journalists at the government media owned center that police had obtained evidence pinning 15 Activists for Change members on treason. He alleged that on September 23rd, Turinawe hosted a group of youths at their offices along Katonga road in Kampala and planned to launch riots in Kampala.
He alleged that Turinawe commended a group of youths from Kiseka market for causing violence during various demonstrations and encouraged them on. Turinawe was quoted in today’s Daily Monitor accusing Kayihura of being a liar. She also challenged Kayihura to prove that the voice on the recording belongs to her.
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