Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine says his Mityana counterpart has been returned to Special Investigation Unit (SIU) in Kireka.
His lawyer Medard Lubega Ssegona says they expected police to allow him be taken to hospital like he had earlier been referred, but police simply bundled him into one of their trucks and drove him to SIU kireka where he is spending the night.
“Hon Zaake Francis Butebi has NOT been freed by Police as the Court Order directed them to,” Zaake’s social media administrator said in a tweet.
“HE HAS INSTEAD BEEN DRIVEN BACK TO SIU – KIREKA where he was tortured from before hospitalisation. Any information to the contrary is FALSE.”
Sseggona said Zaake never committed any crime by giving out food.
“Our laws have not yet changed. The person who denies Ugandans food should be the one charged with murder.”
“Hon. Francis Zaake has been taken back to SIU Kireka, which is one of the places he was tortured from!” Bobi Wine said Monday evening.
Earlier, the Chief Magistrates Court in Nakawa had ordered for his unconditional release after being illegally detained for 8 days.
When he was taken to Mityana, the presiding Magistrate was shocked to see the condition in which he was.
“Those of you who have seen the pictures have seen the fresh torture marks all over his body.”
The Magistrate ordered that he urgently gets access to medical treatment.
Demands that police adheres to the Court Order to release him unconditionally fell on deaf ears.
They instead wanted release him on bond with other restrictions.
The legal team objected and demanded that police adheres to the court order.
Later on, they drove him back to Kireka.
“We shall continue doing everything to ensure that Hon. Zaake is released at the earliest,” Bobi vowed.
“I also yet again warn President President Museveni and all his security operatives who are involved in these unspeakable actions. There will be a time of reckoning.”
“To you fellow Ugandans, every day the evidence manifests clearly that we are on our own, and our own selves must liberate ourselves from this brutal regime.”
Bobi also appreciated all the lawyers who have done a commendable job thus far, including Hon. Medard Ssegona, Hon. Asuman Basalirwa, Hon. Paul Mwiru, Counsel Eron Kiiza, Counsel Abdalla Kiwanuka, Counsel Saasi Marvin, as well as the legal team in Mityana.
“Our strength is seen in how much we come together and devote our energies to the cause in such times.”