Crime & Investigation

Court Dismisses Besigye, Lukwago Case

lukwago_and_besigye_249879487 geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>The court under Justice Araali Muhirwa declared the judgment which brought joy and excitement to the opposition leaders.

Besigye, earlier this year, called for the dismissal of the case claiming that police had contravened with his rights together with the others who were arrested with him when the police failed to produce them in court within 48 hours as mandated by the constitution.

The two politicians were last month arrested and produced in court to answer charges related to the outlawed 4GC (For God and My Country) and Activists for Change groups.

It is believed that prosecution has for long failed to produce evidence to implicate the accused politicians.

The defense lawyer, Asuman Basaalirwa, told court that plea taking under circumstances of being in custody for over 48 hours is “unconstitutional” and that “there is no way plea can be taken under those circumstances”.


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