18 supporters of National Unity Platform have been remanded for alleged involvement in protests following the electoral commission’s announcement of H.E Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni as president elect on January 14th.
Those remanded include among others; Godfrey Kavuma, Richard Ssebakijje, Jimmy Ssemanda, Livingstone Ssegujja and Godfrey Bukenya all residents of Luwero town council who were remanded by the Luwero Grade One Magistrate.
Police arrested the group on 15th January 2021 in Luwero town council during protests following the declaration of President Yoweri Museveni as the winner of the Presidential race. The group mounted blockades along Kampala –Gulu highway and other feeder roads blocking traffic on the roads.
The suspects on Wednesday were paraded before Luwero Grade One Magistrate Doreen Ajuna on charges of causing interference on public roads contrary to section 65(1) (F) and 65 (2) of the Road Act 2019 and pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Ajuna remanded them to Kitalya Prisons until 27th January 2021 when they will re-appear in court for their bail application.
The suspects were however taken back to Luwero Central Police station where they wait to be transferred to Kitalya Prison tomorrow Thursday.