Erastus Kibirango the defense lawyer for Ssebalamu said that he was not notified about his client’s court appearance and this was intended to ensure he is remanded without applying for bail.
The Luwero Grade One Magistrate Court has remanded the LC
III Chairperson of Wobulenzi town council to Kitalya Prison for allegedly
Moses Ssebalamu appeared before Luwero Grade One Magistrate
John Paul Obuya on Tuesday evening and the charge of inciting violence was read to
According to the charge sheet, on October 30th Ssebalamu and others incited violence contrary to section 83 (1) of the
Penal Code Act.
His Worship Obuya remanded Ssebalamu to Kitalya Prison till November 24th, 2021. Immediately after the court appearance, Ssebalamu was driven to
Kitalya Prison under Police Patrol.
Police accuse Ssebalamu of inciting residents who attacked
policemen while enforcing night curfew, and this resulted into the shooting of the
two people in defense.
They accuse Ssebalamu of inciting residents so that they block Policemen
from reaching his bar which was operating during curfew time.
Ivan Seppuuya, a resident of Kigulu zone in Wobulenzi town and
truck driver died at Mulago hospital after he was shot by Policemen
in what they called self-defense against people who were pelting stones against
Seppuuya was shot on Saturday as he was returning back home
in Wobulenzi town. Beatrice
Nakitende, a resident of Kikoma zone was also shot and is still nursing injuries
at Mulago hospital.
Erastus Kibirango, the defense lawyer for Ssebalamu said that
he was not notified about his client’s court appearance and this was intended
to ensure he is remanded without applying for bail.
Kibirango who is also LC 5 Chairman of Luwero district said he will review the file today before applying
for a production warrant for Ssebalamu to apply for court bail.
Meanwhile Police are yet to release names or charge Policemen
who shoot the residents. Earlier on the Police said that the Officer in Charge Of
Wobulenzi Police Station ASP Keneth Masette and four Policemen on operation discharged
13 bullets in self defense after residents pelted stones against them.
Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson
says that the four policemen were arrested and their guns exhibited as part of
investigations into the shooting. Ssemwogerere said the Policemen will be charged soon.