Nyanzi has been arraigned before the Nakawa Magistrates Court at the same time when the head of the Civil Division Justice Musa Ssekaana was expected to hear this very application demanding for his unconditional release. Nyanzi's lawyer Turyamusiima has told URN that these are the normal games played by the State which they are used to.
On Thursday, the defence lawyers led by Anthony Wameli and the State Attorney Marion Ben-Bella met in Justice Duncan Gaswagga’s chambers and told the court that they have not been able to access their clients in jail to seek their consent on trying them via video conferencing.
The report shows that prosecution will rely on ten items including 49 cartridges, two projectiles, five fragments, 18 mobile phones, one Central processing unit dell type, 20 simcards, three memory cards, four Airtel simparks, 18 sim cards, four motorcycles and police vehicle registration number UP4778 where the trio was gunned down.
Tumuhimbise, who was once held for being a public nuisance after dumping piglets at Parliament to protest the Shillings 100 million handed to each legislator to buy a vehicle, says Rwakafuuzi was the first person to visit them in detention after the former IGP, Kale Kayihura blocked anyone from seeing them.
During the prayers led by Imam Shafik Kasujja who is one of the eight suspects in the murder of Kaweesi called upon the Muslim community to have the heart of forgiveness adding that those who forgive will always have their sins forgiven by God.
Justice Henrietta Wolayo of Civil Division of High Court on Friday ordered the Attorney General and Police to produce the two in court on Monday and explain why they have been detained for more than mandatory 48 hours.
Their lawyer, Anthony Wameli told the Nabweru Grade one Magistrate, George Mfitundinda this morning that his court lacks territorial jurisdictions to try the matter. He explained that prosecution alleges that his clients committed the said crimes in Mpondwe Boarder town in Kasese District and Nasser Road in Kampala, arguing that they cannot be tried in Nabweru.
The lawyers allege that on September 11th, 2019, the applicants appeared before the International Crimes Division Registrar, Esther Nansambu for signing off their release orders having been granted bail by Justice Lydia Mugambe.
Now, the Army Spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire, says the suspects were picked up by Joint Security Forces and are locked up at a gazetted facility on allegations that they are peace violators. “Our people deserve peace and security forces will do whatever they can within the laws established to ensure that,” said Karemire.
The court Registrar, Stellah Atim told the suspects that Justice Lydia Mugambe who granted them bail last month hasn’t signed on her ruling. She told the suspects that she doesn’t have powers to release them despite the fact that Justice Mugambe’s decision is on file until she signs the ruling.
The suspects are Abdul Majid Ali Mugoya Byantuyo, a hawker of cosmetics and herbal medicine and resident of Nakalama in Iganga District, Dhikusooka Faisal Hibwagi Sinani alias Farouk, a peasant farmer and resident of Butaleja District and Abdul Kaala Tigasitwa alias Ibrahim Chris Kato Ibra, a chapatti baker from Bwaise, a Kampala suburb.
On Wednesday they appeared at the Mukono Magistrates Court where they were charged with six counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Children and Conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act of 2009.