KAMPALA – The Highcourt in Kampala has on Friday 27, ordered the Attorney General, IGP Martin Okoth Ochola and the commandant SIU Elly Womanya to produce in court the bodies of the 3 re-arrested Kaweesi murder suspects dead or alive.
Justice Henrietta Wolayo issued the order to bring Yusuf Mugerwa, Jibril Kalyango, and Yusuf Nyanzi on September 30 after their lawyers successfully argued an application of habeas corpus that they lodged in court last week.
The three men were on September 11, 2019, re-arrested by plain-clothed gun-wielding men alongside a human rights activists James Mubiru at the International Crimes Division of the Highcourt as soon as they had been released on bail.
Since then their whereabouts are not yet known both to their lawyers and relatives who decided to petition the court for orders compelling the heads of security agencies in the country to produce them dead or alive because their continued detention beyond 48 hours in ungazatted places is a violation of their personal liberties.
However, in court on Friday, an attorney from the office of the Attorney General has informed the court that he contacted the office of the DPP and it disclosed that they have pending charges which they have to sanction against the trio.
Justice Wolayo has ordered that the 3 men who are battling charges of murdering former police spoke’s person Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and Driver Godfrey Wambewa in March 2017 be produced before her on Monday at 2 pm.
In a sworn affidavit filed in court, Mr Geoffrey Turyamusiima the lawyer of the three men said that their detention is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and an infringement of their personal liberty.
Mr Turyamusiima says that the three men are being held incommunicado by the servants, agents, or officers of the respondents and that they have not been produced in any court or charged in any competent court or their relatives, lawyers or even appear or take oath before any commissioner for oaths.