Bodyguard Eddie Mutwe, Rabadaba Released on Bail

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The two were arrested on August 25 and later charged with treason as part of the 33 suspects who were earlier charged in relation to events that preceded the Arua municipality by-elections in August.

High Court in Gulu has granted bail to Edward Ssebuwufu, also known as Eddie Mutwe, a bodyguard to the Kyadondo East Legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi. He was released together with Musa Ssenyange popularly known as Rabadaba, a 31-year-old resident in Njeru Town Council in Buikwe district.

The two were arrested on August 25 and later charged with treason as part of the 33 suspects who were earlier charged in relation to events that preceded the Arua municipality by-elections in August.

It is alleged that while in Arua, a group of people under the people power pressure group pelted stones at the presidential motorcade smashing the windscreen of one of the vehicles in the convoy.

The president was returning from Boma grounds in Arua when he was allegedly attacked by the group which had travelled to Arua to canvass support for Kassiano Wadri, the eventual winner of the Arua municipality parliamentary race.

In the aftermath, the group leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine was arrested alongside fellow legislators Gerald Karuhanga, Kassiano Wadri, Paul Mwiru Francis Zaake, former MP Micheal Mabikke and more than 25 others. They were all charged with treason.