Mubiru was on March 22 2021 arraigned before the General Court Martial led by Lt General Andrew Gutti and charged with one offence under the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Act of 2005 of unauthorized wearing of a uniform.
Now, the Army Spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire, says the suspects were picked up by Joint Security Forces and are locked up at a gazetted facility on allegations that they are peace violators. “Our people deserve peace and security forces will do whatever they can within the laws established to ensure that,” said Karemire.
The four were picked up together with their lawyer, James Mubiru shortly after being discharged by the Registrar of the International Crimes Division of High Court; Esther Nasambu following their bail release by Justice, Lydia Mugambe. Both uniformed and plain clothed security officers locked at the main gate of the court to block the suspects from leaving.