Eighteen of the 40 people arrested by the army in connection with the killing of Case hospital accountant Francis Ekalungar have been freed.
According to deputy army spokesperson Lt.Col. Deo Akiiki, the suspects have been released on police bond.
He said the rest are still under custody pending investigations and they will be produced in court soon.
The army last week arrested boda boda 2010 chairman Abudallah Kitatta together with a number of the group’s members from various parts of the city on suspicion of participation in the murder of Ekalungar, who went missing on his way to the bank and body later discovered in Kajjansi, along Entebbe road.
Kitatta, however, remains in detention. Last week, Kitatta’s s wife, Sumaya Ninsiima petitioned High Court requesting the state to produce him dead or alive.
In the petition that has not yet been scheduled for hearing, Kitatta’s wife also sued the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen.David Muhoozi and the Inspector General of Police, Gen.Kale Kayihura asking court to force them produce her husband.