Presidential Aspirant Rwomushana Charged With Disobeying Lawful Orders, Granted Shs200,000 Bail

Presidential Aspirant Rwomushana Charged With Disobeying Lawful Orders, Granted Shs200,000 Bail

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Political commentator Charles Rwomushana and two People Power supporters James Mubiru and Opondo Gaster were on Wednesday arraigned before court and charged with disobeying presidential directives on curfew.

While appearing in the court presided over by magistrate Valerian Tuhimbise, Rwomushana, 51, denied one count of disobedience of lawful orders and applied for bail.

Later magistrate, Valerian honored Rwomushana’s bail application and asked him to post Shs200, 000 while his two sureties were each bonded at Shs500, 000 not cash.

The other suspects Mubiru and Opondo were also granted the cash bail of Shs200, 000 and their sureties were each bonded at She500,000.

The three had been jointly charged with one Ali Abdallah, 37, a Ugandan-Arabian businessman and resident of Ntinda, a Kampala suburb who had pleaded guilty to the charges before court fined him Shs200, 000 on charges of driving during curfew time.

Rwomushana was arrested after a Barometer show outside NBS TV building in Kamwokya for allegedly breaching curfew orders.

Nambooze, Ssemujju Nganda and Fred Nyanzi were consequently forced to spend the night in NBS TV offices for fear of arrest.

This is the second time this year that NBS TV offices have been surrounded by security agencies noting the April 21, where security operatives surrounded the TV and arrested news anchor Samson Kasumba and released a day later.

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