KAMPALA– High Court judge, Musa Ssekaana has ordered the CDF David Muhoozi and CMI to unconditionally release Eddy Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe, the arrested bodyguard of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine.
The judge this morning heard and granted a habeas corpus application that was filed by Eddie Mutwe’s lawyer Anthony Kusingura in the absence of the CDF and CMI representatives in court.
A habeas corpus application is made while seeking a person under detention to be brought before a judge or magistrate but mainly to secure that person’s release unless lawful grounds are shown to justify their continued incarceration.
Justice Ssekaana ordered that Eddie Mutwe should either be released or produced in court by not later than September 4, 2018.
Kusingura of Kiiza Mugisha Advocates filed a habeas corpus in court saying operatives of the Special Force Command arrested Eddie Mutwe on August 25 from Ssemakokiro plaza in Kamwokya within Kampala.
He said that Eddie Mutwe has been unjustly deprived of his fundamental human right to liberty and produce him in 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,” Mr Kusingura said.
“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 visited on the person of 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 and while speaking at a joint security press briefing at the Police Headquarters 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 1 am on Saturday morning by men believed to be security operatives.