Re-Arrests at Court Premises Unacceptable – Uganda Law Society

Gunmen in plain cloths stormed Gulu High Court and rearrested three suspects that had just been released on bail (Courtesy photos)

Uganda Law Society has strongly condemned the recent re-arrests by police offices of released suspects at the court promises, viagra 60mg terming these acts as “unacceptable.”

The Society, prescription which brings together up to 2000 lawyers from all around the country yesterday reacted concernedly to Wednesday’s re-arresting of three suspects at the Gulu High Court.

The suspects that included Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) Deputy Secretary for Mobilization in the Joseph Bossa faction, buy Dan Oola Odiya, were picked up by gun-wielding men in plain clothes, shortly after they were released, following prosecution’s loss of interest in the case.

The men who refused to introduce themselves, reportedly entered the court cells and picked the suspects, driving them off in a private car number UAZ 992M.

One of the suspects is according to reports, is being held at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja while the rest at known places.

Two days later on Friday, Police led by Kiira Region Deputy RPC Onesmus Mwesigwa rearrested the King of Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere at the Jinja High Court, two hours after he was freed on bail by the same court.

Mumbere, who is charged with Treason, Murder and Terrorism was picked up at the court premises and driven away to an unknown destination.

Police later explained that the King faces more murder and other charges relating to the November 2016 violence in Kasese.

The Uganda Law Society in a statement yesterday, said such arrests at court are inexcusable.

The Society’s President Francis Gimara said that while as lawyers, they appreciate  Police’s powers to re-arrest a person shortly after release, doing it at court premises is unacceptable.

This, he said, “reminds us of the infamous Black Mamba raid on the Hugh Court in Kampala in 2005.”

“Like the 2005 incident, the Law Society finds this an affront to the sanctity of the Temple of Justice and an abuse of the rule of law, rights of accused persons and the due process,” said Gimara in a statement.

The lawyers thus called on the security organs to produce the rearrested persons in court of law and to make them accessible to their lawyers.


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