Uganda: Amuriat Charged With Utilizing On Car Roof, Launched On Bail

The Forum for Democratic Switch presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has been charged with sitting atop a motor car and launched on non-cash bail of Shs5 million, while his two sureties agree with every been bonded at Shs10 million now not cash.

Amuriat modified into as soon as arrested the day previous to this and spent the night time in the support of bars at the Mpigi Central Police Plight. He has this day been offered sooner than the Mpigi Chief Magistrate Ruth Nabasa.

Right here is the 2d time Amuriat is charged with the identical offence in much less than a week. Three days previously, he modified into as soon as charged with a identical offence at Kakumiro chief Justice of the Peace’s court docket and launched on non-cash bail of Shs500,000.

At Mpigi, the defence counsel, Ernest Kalibala said the accused modified into as soon as entitled to bail for the reason that offence he’s charged with is bailable and that he’s a to blame citizen and a presidential candidate. The prosecution crew did now not object Kalibala’s submission prompting Ms Nabasa to launched Mr Amuriat asking him to narrative support on February 9, 2021 for the listening to of his case.

Meanwhile, Mr Amuriat urged his supporters to remain agency and aloof as he battles what he calls any other strive by a ‘dictator’ to derail his plans for the country.

“Right here is any other strive by the dictator to field me to torture, however I hunch my supporters to remain agency and aloof. The sacrifices we plot are for our fellow voters so that our country also can very successfully be free from this tragic dictatorship,” he said.

“What has happened to me is now not a surprise. Right here is politically motivated by the stress Mr Museveni is now going thru and is dawdle to face beyond after January 14 if he dangers rigging our election. For now, I in actual fact feel so empowered even amidst all this form of harassment. My motivation is that I would possibly perchance maybe presumably aloof sacrifice for my country so that posterity would possibly perchance maybe perchance agree with a smarter Uganda than we agree with this day,” Mr Amuriat added.

Since the campaigns kicked off, Amuriat has been arrested nine cases and offered to court docket three cases now.

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