Ben Odeke, one of the four people accused of torturing Kamwenge Mayor Godfrey Byabakama before Buganda Road court, has applied seeking release of his National Identity card that he deposited in the court in fulfillment of bail terms.
Odeke, through his lawyer Musangala Simon Peter, informed Buganda Road grade one magistrate Suzan Anyeko who was sitting in for Chief Magistrate Jamson Karemani; that he was admitted at a leading university in Uganda for a course in Human Resource Management, and needs his ID to be registered.
“Ever since our client was released has been fulfilling all the bail requirements. As soon as registration is done, we shall return the card back to the honourable court,” submitted Musangala.
Meanwhile, on the issue of the main case, State Prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya told court that investigations are still underway and thus asked for an adjournment.
The magistrate adjourned the matter to 29th August for mention. On the same date, the trial magistrate Jamson Karemani will deliver a ruling on Odeke’s request about his National ID.
Odeke, is accused together with fellow police officers Patrick Muramira, Fred Tumuhairwe, Habib Roma (driver) and others still at large of torturing the Mayor of Kamwenge Godfrey Byabakama, who they arrested in connection to the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi.
The accused were granted bail, but as one way of preventing them from interfering with the witnesses and investigations; they were ordered to stay away from their places of work until the matter before court is disposed off.