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Attorney General wants Lukwago case halted
Publish Date: Feb 10, 2014
Attorney General wants Lukwago case halted
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By Andante Okanya

GOVERNMENT chief legal advisor the Attorney General (AG) Peter Nyombi has petitioned the High Court in Kampala to stay proceedings in the Erias Lukwago tribunal report case, until the Court of Appeal pronounces itself on an appeal against Justice Yasin Nyanzi's decision to hear the case.

On Friday, Nyombu filed an application at the court. The application is a result of Nyanzi's decision of February 4, when he refused to step aside from hearing the case after the AG accused him of bias.

State attorney Imelda Adong has sworn an affidavit in support of the application, saying it would be illogical to hear the case when an appeal against Nyanzi's decision, was pending. Nyombi says the appeal would become impractical.

Adong states that it: "Would be improper for this honorable court to proceed with the hearing",  before the determination of the intended appeal on the matter of recusal of the trial judge”.

Nyombi laments that in the event that the case is not halted, the intended appeal would be useless.

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