National Unity Platform councilor for Rubaga North James Mubiru who was remanded over possession of unlawful military attire has been granted bail by the General Court Martial.
In a ruling delivered by the Court Martial chairman Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Tuesday, Mubiru was given a non cash bail of Shs. 10m following months of detention.
“Considering the prosecution and defence submissions, this court hereby releases you, James Mubiru on bail, you are ordered to execute Shs 10m, not cash,” Guttu said in his ruling.
Mubiru, 30, a National Unity Platform leaning councilor was on Monday arraigned before the army court chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti and charges related to donning a red beret were read for him.
“On November, 18,2020 at Nakulabye, you were found putting on a red beret which is a monopoly of the armed forces and act which is contrary to section 164(i) of the UPDF Act 2005,” Gutti said as he read the charges.
The General Court Martial in Makindye remanded Mubiru as he was charged of unlawful possession of military attire.
However, Mubiru’s arraignment before court was a sigh of relief to his relatives and family members following news that circulated that the National Unity Platform councilor for Rubaga North who has been missing for several days had died at Nakasero hospital from torture wounds.
NUP secretary general David Lewis Rubongoya said after Mubiru’s release that as the party continue to demand for all political prisoners to be released.
“After several months under illegal detention at Makindye Military Prison, comrade James Mubiru has been granted bail by the court martial.’’ Rubongoya said.
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