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Aine production case set for Wednesday

By Michael Odeng

Added 26th January 2016 09:28 PM

The lawyers claim that Aine is being held in an undisclosed and ungazetted detention center.

Aine production case set for Wednesday

Byaruhanga (wearing neck-tie) flanked by Enanga, addressing journalists outside City Mortuary in Mulago, Kampala yesterday. Photo by Simon Masaba - See more at: http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1414340/police-probe-source-aine-photo#sthash.LeFvHBAz.dpuf

The lawyers claim that Aine is being held in an undisclosed and ungazetted detention center.

The High Court is today (Wednesday) set to hear an application intended to compel the Police to produce 'dead' or 'alive,' Amama Mbabazi's head of security team Christopher Aine.

The case will be presided over by High Court Civil Division Judge, Lydia Mugambe.

On January 5, 2016, the Go Forward lawyers led by Severino Twinobusingye filed an application for a habeas corpus, a court order compelling an authority to produce a suspect in court.

A habeas corpus is a court order that commands an individual or a government official to produce a suspect or prisoner in court to determine the legality of custody and decide whether to order his or her release.

The lawyers claim that Aine is being held in an undisclosed and ungazetted detention center.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kale Kayihura recently put sh20m bounty for anyone who will avail information about Aine's whereabouts.

According to court documents, on December 14, 2015 at about 6:00am, Aine was arrested at Kyanja, a city suburb by a group of Police officers travelling in a Police patrol vehicle and white van.

The lawyers contend that since then, Aine has been detained by police and has not been produced in any court of law or informed of the reason for his arrest.

 The lawyers aver that continued detention of Aine without trial and/or being informed for the offences for which he was arrested is not only unlawful but also unconstitutional.

In his affidavit, Ezra Kabugo, Aine's cousin brother claims that since Aine's arrest by plain clothed Police Officers on December 14, 2015, he has never been arraigned formally before courts of law and charged as the law demands.

He adds that no valid reason has been given for his arrest yet efforts to trace him in all police detention centers have proved futile.

"I verily believe that the above actions by the police are a flagrant violation of the Aine's constitutional rights to freedom of movement guaranteed by the law," Kabugo said.
            

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