Justice Musa Ssekaana on Monday issued the order following an application filed by Tumwine's lawyer Abdullah Kiwanuka.
Detained Rwandan National Elly Tumwine
The High Court in Kampala has directed the government to produce
Rwandan National Elly Tumwine and explain why he has been in detention for more
than mandatory 48 hours.
Justice Musa Ssekaana on Monday issued the order following an application filed by Tumwine's lawyer Abdullah
Court heard that Tumwine was arrested on May 16th from his mobile
money business at Pulota B Kakira Town council, Jinja District.
He was reportedly arrested by Military Police Officers and other
security operatives headed by a one Godwin.
Kiwanuka told court further that Tumwine's residence was
immediately searched before he was reportedly taken to Special Investigations
Unit of Police in Kireka and transferred to Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence
While relying on the evidence by his sister Juliet Kirabo, Kiwanuka
said that since then, Tumwine has been held incommunicado and never been produced
before any competent court of law or released as required by the law.
Ssekaana accordingly directed the Attorney General William
Byaruhanga, the Commandant Special Investigations Unit of Police Elly
Womanya and the Director Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence, Major General
Abel Kandiho to Produce Tumwine before the court on June 4th, 2020.
Before the hearing of the case, Kiwanuka first obtained a
certificate of urgency to enable the court to hear the case immediately.
Tumwine's family suspects that he was arrested for alleged espionage
since his brother Assistant Superintendent of Police Frank Sabiiti was
arrested about two months ago on similar charges.