23rd August 2018 was the date the court martial designated for the hearing of Bobi Wine‘s case on which he was remanded on charges of illegal possession of firearms. The day saw the legislator’s charges withdrawn by state, his rearrest, and being charged again in Gulu Chief Magistrate’s court.
Everybody has been waiting on this day like the world was coming to an end. The international community and citizens in the neighboring countries all made their voices heard through the week and all eyes were on Gulu where he was set to be tried.
His fans went wild in cheers when, after several twists and turns, the initial charges of illegal possession of firearms on Bobi Wine were withdrawn and proceeding against him terminated in the military court.
For a moment it felt as though the Ghetto President had been freed – but not for long.
Bobi Wine was shortly after rearrested by security operatives and transported to Gulu Magistrates court where he was later formally charged with treason.
Yunus Ndiwalana, the Gulu court magistrate, remanded Bobi Wine and his co-accused at Gulu main prison until 30th August 2018 when he will return to court to hear his judgement. He has been granted access to medical care unlike earlier when not even his family was allowed to see him.
We shall keep you updated on the issue!