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Court orders for unconditional release of Bobi Wine bodyguard

The High court has ordered for the immediate and unconditional release of Eddie Mutwe, the body guard of the Kyadondo East legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
 
Mutwe was allegedly picked up by state operatives from Semakokiro Plaza in Kamwokya on August 25, days after the arrest of his boss Kyagulanyi on August 14. Mutwe was locked up incommunicado in an unknown place. His lawyer, Eron Kiiza filed a habeas corpus application on August 30. 
 
A habeas corpus is an application filed seeking the production in court of an arrested person so the suspect can answer to charges if any. Justice Musa Sekaana directed security agencies to produce Mutwe in court on September 4 and justify why he was being detained.
 
Eddie Mutwe (R) with MP Robert Kyagulanyi
The orders to release Mutwe were issued to the attorney general, chief of defense forces and the director of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) on grounds that their actions were unconstitutional. On September 4, state prosecutor Peter Tusubira told court that Mutwe would be taken to Gulu Magistrate's court to answer to charges of treason just like Kyagulanyi and 33 others. 

Tusubira asked court to adjourn the matter until this morning when he would update court on whether Mutwe had been charged or not. However, Tusubira was a no show in the court room as promised. Mutwe's lawyer, Kiiza informed court that his client has never appeared before court.
 
He argued that the continued detention of his client is illegal and infringes on his constitutional rights to a fair hearing and asked court to order whoever has him to release him unconditionally. 

 
In his ruling, Justice Sekaana said the continued detention of Mutwe is illegal and ordered that he should be released immediately and unconditionally. Sekaana stated that there was no proof that Mutwe was ever produced in any court given the fact that neither his lawyers nor family has seen him in court.
 
On September 6, Kiiza wrote to the CID director, AIGP Grace Akullo demanding for the release of Mutwe or else she gets sued.
 
The following day, Kiiza sued Akullo for the illegal detention of Mutwe. When contacted on why Mutwe hasn't been produced in court, police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima referred us to Vincent Ssekate, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Ssekate said he was going to find out whether Mutwe is still with police.
 
Initially the state had denied they were holding Mutwe. 

Comments

0 #1 Ismail Kikosi 2018-09-11 04:34
He has been torture so they are buying time for him to become a little better before they produce him in court.

These vandals will finish Uganda before they flee to their home country
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0 #2 Twebz 2018-09-11 09:35
It's a great pity that a Ugandan citizen is held illegally by his country's army in an unknown location, call it a safe house.

And needless to say this citizen could be undergoing unspeakable tourture at the hands of unscrupulous security operatives.

If his boss could shamelessly be tortured by the state then how about him who is less influential in society? Mutwe must be released from wherever he is detained.
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0 #3 juwait kali 2018-09-11 10:39
He is better off inside jail with the police. If he comes out he will be shot dead and the president will be the first on the crime scene.

Right now he does not know who this man is just like when kirumiras house was cut into pieces and taken to nalufenya.

Let no one doubt who is behind these murders. It's the man who went to the bush killing so many people to become life president.
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0 #4 Jama 2018-09-11 14:46
If one hates you he can.even hate your children.
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0 #5 Lakwena 2018-09-11 16:16
Since 1981, In his pursuit of absolute power, 32 years and counting; Mr. M7/NRM is a trauma: traumatizing millions of Ugandans every single day.

In other words e.g., how many Ugandans were traumatized during and after the 5-year Luweero debacle?

In the 20-year of NRA/LRA debacle, how many millions of the people of Greater Northern Uganda and Teso Sub-region were traumatized, and still are; by the IDP terms and conditions.

How much did and does Mr. M7 traumatize Dr. Besigye and family members, e.g., his only innocent brother Musasizi Kifefe was traumatized to death. Dr. Besigye has a broken heart.

For now, how much is Hon Kyagulanyi's immediate and extended family members, friends like Yasin's family and by extension Bodyguard, Eddie Mutwe's family being traumatized?

Mr. M7 is evil!
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0 #6 Lakwena 2018-09-11 16:25
Since Feb 2016, how many people/families in Kasese are traumatized by Mr. M7 savagery of November 2016?

In other words, the people of Kasese and their King Omusinga Mumbere are heart broken: 2 years down the road and counting The Mumbere has been exiled and reduced by Mr. M7 to a shell of King.

How can a human being be so cruel and foul? And strangely enough there are people who grovel before him like starved dogs.

Eish! it is dehumanizing.
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+1 #7 ainembabazi 2018-09-11 17:20
What will court do, if they refuse?! This is not the first they don't honour court orders.

Maybe the courts should learn to lay down their tools if they are disrespected openly like that.

What if they release him for a couple of seconds (Bibi Wine was released for 52 seconds, not even a minute) and rearrest him. This is the circus in a failed banana (shit hole) republic.

Courts and judges/justices have been rendered useless if not nuisances.

Cry, oh Uganda cry.
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0 #8 Eboo 2018-09-11 17:31
Quoting Jama:
If one hates you he can.even hate your children.


and thats exactly how a large section of Ugandans' feel.

when all has been said and done and the dust settles down it wont come as a surprise when the sins of the father are visited onto the children..so yes its not unimaginable especially so with these current events
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