The General Court Martial in Makindye has granted bail to 13 supporters of National Unity Platform who were arrested from Kalangala District.
The group currently facing charges of illegal possession of ammunition has been released by a seven member panel led by Lt General Andrew Gutti.
The group were released on a non-cash bail of 20 Million Shillings and their six sureties who were top NUP officials have been asked to execute a non-cash bail of 50 million Shillings.
They have been ordered not to go beyond Kampala and Wakiso districts without the permission from the Court Martial Registrar. They have also been told to report to the court after every fourteen days.
The decision to give the thirteen bail followed an application by their lawyers led by George Musisi and Anthony Wameli.
The Military Prosecutors led by Captain Ambroze Guma didn’t object to the application for those that have been released.
However, Guma told court that he had instructions to oppose bail application for 36 who include Ali Bukeni Alias Nubian Li , Edward Ssebufu alias Eddie Mutwe.
The court opposed the bail application for the 36 relying on the affidavit of Detective Assistant Inspector of Police Peter Wetaaka who is attached to Criminal Investigations Department of Police in Kibuli.
in his ruling, Lt General Gutti said he was to decide on the application for the rest on February 15 2021.
The accused are charged with possession of four rounds of ammunition of and an AK 47 gun.