A Ugandan military court in the capital, Kampala, has for the second time denied bail to 36 supporters of the opposition National Unity Party led by musician-turned-politician as Bobi Wine.
They include Bobi Wine’s personal bodyguard Edward Ssebufu, and music partner Ali Bukeniare who are facing charges of being in possession of ammunition.
They were arrested in December last year during Bobi Wine’s presidential campaign in the central district of Kalangala.
The head of the military court, Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, ruled that the accused were likely going to participate in acts of violence if released on bail and dismissed their application. He asked the state to speed up its hearing of the main case.
Thirteen other supporters who were arrested and charged along with those still in detention were released on bail in January under strict bail conditions.
Their movements were restricted and had to pay non-cash bail of $5,400 (£3,800). Their sureties were each bonded $13,500 not cash.
The second hearing of the bail application of Bobi Wine’s supporters comes amid concerns of kidnappings and abductions of mainly opposition members by security agencies.
President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday dismissed reports about the abductions and said security agencies would provide a list of those in detention.
- Petrol, diesel now sell at ¢15.25, ¢15.90 per litre at pumps
- Cedi to remain stable against dollar
- Debt exchange: I don’t want to believe there are conmen in government – Carbonu on pensions
- Bank of Ghana has printed over GH¢50bn in one year – Minority Leader
- Ghana’s economy to rebound in 2024 – IMF
- Fire kills mother, 2 daughters at Abuakwa
- DDE: Labour holds government to ‘exemption to all pension funds’ promise
- Akufo-Addo assigns Employment Minister additional responsibility for pensions
- Presidency spent GH¢15m on car tyres and batteries between Jan and Sept. 2022 – Ablakwa
- DDE: State regulators accommodating fiscal slippages is what has brought us here – Prof. Bokpin
- What warranted the payment of Covid risk allowances to staff of Ministry of Information? – Sammy Gyamfi asks
- UniMAC-GIJ to hold 4th inter-faculty lecture
- Livestream: PM Express discusses how to fix our schools of shame
- 12 persons arrested for involvement in robbery, murder cases
- Over 65 African researchers have received more than $1.5m for NTD research
- Joy Clean Ghana Campaign: AMA environmental health officers attacked by traders at Agbogbloshie
- James Gunn on Henry Cavill Superman exit and DCU future
- Ghanaian Disc Jockey LeonardoDDJ hits half a million monthly listeners on Spotify
- Insist on seeing street food vendors’ permit before buying from them – FDA to Public
- Selling old individual bonds before maturity date is not advisable – John Kumah
- DDE: Individual bondholders on pension to protest on Feb. 6 for exemption
- Chaka Demus and Pliers feature Ghanaian singer Renner on Young Gyal Business
- We will settle cases in line with the Law – Buipe Traditional Council assures Chieftaincy Affairs Minister
- FIPAG apologises for actor Yaw Dabo’s ‘lazy people watch movies’ comment
- Excise Duty Bill: Broader consultation needed to prevent decline in business confidence – AmCham to Finance Ministry