Lawyers demand Immediate release of Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard
Lawyers representing Norbert Ariho, a private bodyguard of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu are demanding for his unconditional release.
In an application filed before the Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s court, the lawyers led by Benjamin Katana and Shamim Malende allege that Ariho has been held beyond the mandatory 48 hours without any charges against him since he was arrested on December 4th.
In their application, the lawyers note that the continued detention without charges is illegal and inhumane.
Katana says that they want the court to compel the police’s Criminal Investigations Department-CID director Grace Akullo to unconditionally produce the suspect in court.
“We want court to force police to release him if they have failed to produce him in courts of law, ever since he was arrested, no one has been allowed to see him that’s why we have written this application to the court,” said Katana.
On Monday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists that Ariho is currently detained at the Special Investigations Directorate Kireka. Police arrested Ariho on Friday in Buhuro, Manafwa district at one of Kyagulanyi’s rallies.