Dr. Kizza Besigye and other detained persons through their lawyers of AF Mpanga and Company Advocates and Lukwago and Company advocates filed a petition seeking their immediate release from what they call illegal detention for more than 48hours without being formally charged in court.
Court had earlier on this afternoon issued summons requiring Nagalama DPC Jessica Naawe and OC CID Labu to appear to explain why they detained FDC officials for more than 48hours.
However the police officers refused to turn up in Court which prompted the trial magistrate to hear the matter ex-party.
Jessica Naawe who was in a police patrol parked outside Nakifuma court when Lukwago approached it to serve her court sermons she refused to receive them and took off.
Nakifuma chief magistrates Court will tomorrow October 25th deliver a ruling in an application filed by former presidential aspirant Dr. Kiiza Besigye and two of his colleagues who are seeking to be unconditionally released from police detention
This ruling is expected to be delivered by the Court’s magistrate Sylvia Nvanungi in morning hours.
Police vehicles suspected to be carrying Dr Kiiza Besigye and his colleagues have been seen from Kampala heading to Masaka road the destination which has not been yet established
Those in detention are Dr Kiiza Besigye, FDC Secretary for Mobilization Ingrid Turinawe, party presidential candidate Patrick Amuriat and Rukungiri district councilor Innocent Tashobya; who have been detained at Nagalama police station since their arrest last week from Rukungiri.
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