By; Jjunju Francis
14th Jan. 2020
Masaka based Chief Magistrates Court has released the Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo since his arrest last Friday.
The court presided over by the chief magistrate Henry Ssejemba granted bail to the legislator who is charged of inciting violence, destruction of property, intention to murder.
The team of his lawyers led by Busiro south MP Medard Lubega Ssegona secured him after presenting a number of sureties who included Hon. Florence Namayanja and Hon. Babirye Mary Kabanda of the opposition Democratic Party
Ssekikubo was arrested on Friday, January 10,for defying a government quarantine on the movement of cattle in Sembabule district following a bitter standoff between him and Sembabule district security authorities, whom he accused of enforcing an unjustifiable quarantine on the sub-counties of Lwemiyaga and Ntuusi despite them being free from Foot and Mouth Disease.
Ssekikubo has since blamed his arrest on Security Minister General Elly Tumwine. Tumwine has refuted the accusation.
During the 2010 National Resistance Movement-NRM party primaries, Ssekikubo was involved in fracas when he protested what he described as attempts to rig him out of the polls and drew a pistol a scenario that has attracted a criminal charge.
At that times Two people including a security operative were shot and injured in the scuffle where the legislator seized voting material.
On release his supporters jammed Masaka streets around the court chanting songs supporting their legislator which prompted police to fire teargas to disperse them. We have talked to some of the members present in court at Masaka.