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Court petitioned for over detention of Bobi Wine’s body guard

Lawyers have petitioned High Court over the unlawful and long detention of Bobi Wine’s bodyguard Eddy Mutwe. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- A Lawyer to the arrested body guard of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has petitioned the High Court Civil Division to order Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the attorney General (AG) and the Chief of Defence forces Gen David Muhoozi to immediately produce him in court.

According to the court documents seen by PML Daily, Eddy Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe through his lawyer Anthony Kusingura of  Kiiza Mugisha Advocates has filed an habeas corpus in court saying  operatives of the Special Force Command arrested him on August 25th from Ssemakokiro plaza in Kamwokya within Kampala.

A habeas corpus application is made while seeking a person under detention to be brought before a judge or magistrate but mainly to secure Ssebuufu’s release unless lawful grounds are shown to justify their continued incarceration.

In a sworn affidavit, Kusingura says Eddie Mutwe has been unjustly deprived of his fundamental human right to liberty and wants him to be produced to court within 48hrs of arrest as it’s enshrined within the constitution.

“No charges have been brought against Eddie Mutwe in any competent court of law and no explanation has been accorded to him or his next of kin for his continued detention,” reads in part Mr Kusingura’s affidavit.

“The military has ensured that he remains incommunicado since his arrest and his kin and kith are anxious about his state of health given the mistreatment and torture most recently happened to his friend and boss Bobi Wine,” Mr Kusingura adds.

However the police and the UPDF have since denied being behind the arrest of Eddie Mutwe.

While speaking at a joint security press briefing at the Police Head Quarters in Naguru last Saturday, CDF Gen David Muhoozi wondered why the Army would arrest Bobi Wine’s bodyguard.

Eddie Mutwe and Selector Devie, Bobi Wine’s official DJ, were picked from Red Pocket Pub in Kampala at around 1am on Saturday morning by men believed to be security operatives

The case file is yet to be allocated to a judge for hearing.

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