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Lukwago Rushes to Court to Rid Police at His Home

Lord Mayor Lukwago (Red Tie) wants police off his premises

City Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago who is accused with six others for disobeying the Constitutional Court orders defiance activities of the opposition FDC has applied to court seeking an order to dismiss police officers from his home

Lukwago through his lawyers Medard Ssegona, pills http://dchnf.dk/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php Asuman Basalirwa and Isaac Ssemakadde informed court that although he was granted bail by Makindye grade one magistrate Benson Ssemondo on 4th May 2016, buy more about  he has not fully enjoyed it because ever since he is under detention by Police that camped at his house.

Counsel Ssegona informed court that Police is not only stopping his client from moving out of his home, but also screening all his visitors, which has made his life and his work as a practicing lawyer difficult.

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“I found a problem this morning trying to convince the police to allow him appear in court as directed. He has no charge against him, he is an advocate of court but he is not allowed to go outside his home yet he has an obligation of sustaining his family”

Ssegona added that Lukwago is the sitting and elected Lord Mayor of Kampala, who is scheduled to be sworn in on Friday.

“We pray that court finds it suitable to dismiss the charge, set free the accused person and order the Inspector General of Police and all his officers to leave Lukwago’s home and allow him enjoy his freedom” Ssegona submitted

Counsel Asuman Basalirwa informed court Lukwago personally complained to the IGP Gen Kale Kayihura about his rights’ violations, but no action was taken.

During the session, all the defense counsels for the 25 people who are accused alongside Lukwago asked court to dismiss the case describing it as an illegality and total abuse of court process.

Ssegona informed court that the charge sheet on which the accused are charged is defective and therefore no lawful prosecution can be based on such.

“Orders resulting from civil proceedings must be enforced by the same court to the persons whom they are directed to but here there is no evidence that the order was directed to the accused persons”

The defense counsels asked court to dismiss this case with costs adding that its only civil court that has jurisdiction to enforce orders from civil court.

The case was been adjourned to 27th May to enable the state prosecution file in their reply on this matter.

The magistrate issued a warrant of arrest to few of the accused persons who weren’t in court  today.

 

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