DPP WITHDRAWS CHARGES AGAINST MP ZAAKE AS SIX TOP POLICE BOSSES WANTED BY COURT OVER TORTURING MITYANA MUNICAPLITY LEGISLATOR

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PICTORIAL BY NEWS EDITOR

THE Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Ms. Jane Frances Abodo has today informed Court in Mityana how Ugandan government has lost interest and withdrawn charges against Mityana Municipality legislator Hon. Francis Butebi Zaake.

Hon. Zaake arriving at Mityana court today

The letter signed by DPP Abodo and delivered by the State Attorney to Mityana Chief Magistrate Moses Kule Lubangula reads, “This is to inform court that the Director of Public Prosecution has decided to discontinue proceedings against Hon. Zaake Francis charged with Negligent act likely to spread the infection of disease C/S171 of The Penal Code Act and Disobedience of Lawful Orders C/S117 of The Penal Code Act.”

Hon. Zaake entering court

SIX TOP POLICE BOSSES WANTED BY COURT OVER TORTURE

Meanwhile, Six top Police bosses are expected to appear before Court in Mityana on 18th August 2020 in the matter of prevention and prohibition of Torture Act, 2012.

Hon. Zaake in court

The accused allegedly tortured Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake and the MP want them in court to be punished for the sins he says, they committed.

The six are;

A1. SS KAGARURA BOB, Uganda Police Officer, Wamala Regional Police Commander

A2. SP Alex Mwine Mukono, Uganda Police Officer, The District Police Commander Mityana District.

A3. D/IP Twesigye Hamdam, Uganda Police Officer attached to Special Investigations Unit/Division at Kireka Kampala.

A4. D/ASP Musa Walugembe, Uganda Police Officer, The Officer-In- Charge Special Investigations Unit/Division at Kireka, Kampala

A5. D/SCP Elly Womanya, Uganda Police Officer, Commandant, Special Investigations Unit/Division at Kireka Kampala

A6. D/ACP Oketcho Isaac, Uganda Police officer.  

The DPP has however asked court to takeover this case, a move objected by Hon. Zaake lawyers Aaron Kiiza. The Magistrate will give his wise ruling on this on 18th August 2020

MP Zaake listening to his lawyer Kiiza
MP Zaake leaving court accompanied by his supporters
People power supporters at Mityana court

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