30 December 2012

Uganda: Nsereko, Ssekikubo Face More Charges

Kampala Central MP Muhammed Nsereko and Theodore Ssekikubo (Lwemiyaga) face more charges in the courts of law.

Highly placed sources in the Police and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) yesterday told New Vision that following a Friday meeting, it was agreed that all pending charges against the duo be revisited and they be prosecuted immediately.

The Police spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba, confirmed that a meeting had taken place between the Police and the DPP, but could not divulge the details of the meeting. "We had a meeting, but it is premature to delve into the details now," she said.

Nsereko was on Friday charged at the Tororo Magistrates Court with inciting violence following statements that he made at the burial of former Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda and remanded at the Morukatipe Prison. Other charges that he faces include money laundering and assaulting a Police officer while on duty.

Ssekikubo, who is still on the Police wanted list, has not been arrested yet, but faces charges of inciting violence and causing grievous bodily harm to a Police officer.

The duo, in the company of other legislators, are accused of alleging that the Government was behind the legislator's death, during Nebanda's vigil at her parents' home in Entebbe and her final resting place in Butaleja.

In August 2010, during the chaotic NRM party district elections, Ssekikubo allegedly shot Lt. Habib Nsamba in the stomach as he reportedly tried to disarm him in Sembabule and also dismantled election materials at the district playground.

Nsereko's woes started in July after Bank of Uganda cited a massive flow of funds through his savings account at Crane Bank.

In August, the Police grilled three Crane Bank officials at the Central Police Station in connection with aiding the transfer of sh300m through Western Union to Nsereko.

A female employee at one of the branches in Kampala, said to be close to Nsereko, was among the staff who recorded statements. The money was allegedly transferred from the bank and paid out through Western Union to Nsereko. Nsereko, however, accused his political enemies of masterminding reports that he had been involved in money laundering.

The outspoken legislator, who is a self-confessed crusader against corruption, later allegedly assaulted a Police officer Godfrey Musobya near his residence in Old Kampala.

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