Court orders security bosses to produce two suspects under their custody

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By Mukose Arnold Anthony

Kampala high court justice Andrew Bashaija has re-directed and given the last order to the chief of defense forces Gen David Muhoozi, the director general ISO boss Lt Col Kaka Bagyenda, Mr. William Byaruhanga the Attorney general of Uganda and the inspector general of police Mr. Martin Okoth Ochola to produce Mr. Saidi Bisaso and M/s Masitula Namwanje residents of Kabaawo zone in Lubaga a Kampala division who is allegedly being illegally detained in unknown places.

This order followed failure by the law enforcers to respect the habeas corpus which was issued by the same court to produce the said suspects in court court today.
In a court order document issued before counsel Nalukoola Erias Luyimbaazi for the applicants and senior state attorney Ms Namala Elizabeth Deborah who was holding brief for senior state attorney. Tusubira ordered the these officers to produce the said applicants in court or to appear in court to show cause why contempt of court orders/proceedings should not issue against them personally.
“The respondents to wit: Mr. William Byaruhanga the Attorney general of Uganda, Lt Col Kaka Bagyenda the director general ISO, Mr. Martin Okoth Ochola the inspector general of police and the chief of defense forces Gen David Muhoozi are given upto 6thSeptember 2018 to produce the applicants in court at 9:00am or appear in court to show cause why contempt of court orders/proceedings should not issue against them personally” order reads in part.

According to Nabagereka Mariam’s affidavit, it’s alleged that a one Bisaso Saidi was arrested at around 9pm of 5thJuly 2018 at Kabowa in Lubaga and taken to unknown destination by 8 army men who claimed to be from ISO and they were accompanied by a one Mugisha Abubaker who allegedly identified the applicant and that they never gave reason for the arrest.
Nabagereka further says upon from all and several security organs, none of them denied nor accepted having the applicants in custody.

Speaking Mr. Luyimbaazi Nalukoola counsel for the applicants after receiving the order, expressed dismay over how law enforcers have become law breakers.
“My clients has for months now been in the hands of security without being produced or charged before the courts of law and even after court ordering security agencies to produce them before the court, they have defiantly failed to respect the order. I’m happy that court has given them the last chance failure to adhere, court is going to handle them individually’ counsel Nalukoola said.

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