High Court has ordered police and the army to vacate the home of National Unity Platform president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Court adds that the indefinite confinement of Kyagulanyi at his home is unlawful and unconstitutional.
Last week, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers filed an application in the High Court in Kampala, to secure his freedom.
Police had said Bobi Wine’s home is surrounded by security deployed to restrain his movement as a “preventive measure” following intelligence police received about planned riots and protests countrywide.
Lawyers in their application for a habeas corpus (a court order demanding that a public official such as a warden deliver an imprisoned individual to the court and show a valid reason for that person’s detention), said from the night of January 19, 2021, Hon Kyagulanyi and his wife (Barbra Itungo) have been detained in their own home by security agencies who include officials of the UPDF and Uganda Police Force.
“In our communication with him, he agreed that we file for this application (habeas corpus) so that he can be allowed to enjoy his liberty,” said his lawyer Anthony Wameri.
According to the lawyer, Bobi Wine was starving since security operatives had denied everyone access to his home.