FDC’s Turinawe Now At Luzira Prison
Treason suspect Ingrid Turinawe has today been remanded at Luzira prison
She is accused of allegedly plotting to overthrow President Yoweri Museveni’s government.
Nakawa court magistrate denied her bail. She joins FDC leaders Sam Mugumya and Francis Mwijukye, who are facing similar charges, at the prison.
Turinawe, according to police boss Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, is accused of having mobilised thugs in Kampala to wreak havoc in the city during walk to work demonstrations.
Kayihura told press last week Turinawe told a group of Kisseka market rioters to cause collateral damage in the city so the demonstrations could have the backing of police and the army.
In audio clips he released later, Turinawe is allegedly heard saying ‘we want police and the army to join us…we don’t have the guns, they are the ones with guns which they will use to overthrow Museveni.’
Kayihura said this amounted to treason despite top city lawyers’ protests that the charge is colonial and baseless.
Turinawe was arrested Monday from Kasangati after days of reported hiding. She was subsequently detained at the area police station before being transferred to Jinja Road police station.
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Updated on 2013-05-09 09:25
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