Gen.Muhoozi, CMI sued for ‘unlawfully’ arresting, detaining Bobi Wine’s bodyguard

A lawyer  to  Eddy Ssebuufu also known as Eddie Mutwe, a  bodyguard to  Kyadondo East Member of Parliament  Robert Kyagulanyi  has petitioned the  Civil Division of the High Court  in Kampala seeking for  orders to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI ) ,the attorney General and the Chief  of Defence Forces in the UPDF   Gen David Muhoozi  to immediately produce  him in court .

Anthony Kusingura of Kiiza Mugisha Advocates in a habeas corpus filed on Tuesday says that Ssebuufu was allegedly kidnapped or arrested by operatives from the military on August 25 from Ssemakokiro plaza in Kamwokya within Kampala and detained in an unknown place.

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

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

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

This comes on the backdrop of Gen.Muhoozi denying the army having arrested Kyagulanyi’s bodyguard over any matter.

“Why would we arrest Bobi Wine’s bodyguard,”Gen.Muhoozi wondered on Saturday during a press conference in Naguru.

Police has also denied having arrested Ssebuufu.

"The police has not arrested Eddy Mutwe as alleged by social media platforms. If he is missing, we advise that the family immediately reports disappearance of their family member to the nearest police station for efforts to find him,” police spokesperson Emilian Kayima said recently.

Following the chaos in Arua that saw President Museveni’s convoy allegedly stoned two weeks ago, over 34 people including MPs Kyagulanyi, Paul Mwiru, Kassiano Wadri and Gerald Karuhanga were arrested.

They were later charged with treason for throwing stones at the convoy with an intension of harming the president but have since been released on bail.

 

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