Police reveal why they are holding Bobi Wine’s body guard

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By JOSEPH KATO

Police have said they are holding Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s bouncer cum bodyguard, Eddie Ssebuufu alias Eddie Mutwe in safe custody.

Kampala Metropolitan Policing Area spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Mr Mutwe is at Jinja Road police station on safe custody after he was referred there by the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID).

Mr Mutwe is said to have been kidnapped by men dressed in army uniform on August 25 from Fire Base house (Bobi Wine music group) at Ssemakokkiro House in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb.

“What I know is that he is at Jinja Road police in safe custody under CID headquarters. I don’t know what charges are being investigated against him,” Mr Owoyesigyire said.

Mr Mutwe was taken a week after his boss was arrested and maimed by elite force that protects President Museveni the Special Forces Command (SFC) on accusations of stoning the head of state’s motorcade during the Arua Municipality by-election.

Police and army denied having knowledge of Mr Mutwe’s whereabouts for almost two weeks until High Court in Kampala ordered Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), the Attorney General and the Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) to immediately produce him in court.

The court order followed a habeas corpus application that was made in court seeking a person under detention to be brought before a judge or magistrate especially to secure that person’s release from unjustified incarceration.

Through his lawyer Mr Anthony Kusingura of Kiiza Mugisha Advocates, Mr Mutwe petitioned the High Court to order CMI and the Attorney General to produce him in court immediately.

“Since there is no representative from the attorney general’s office, I find the applicant’s claims substantial and agree with them. Security agencies are hereby ordered to produce the applicant in court on September 4 and show cause why he is being detained without producing him in court,” Justice Musa Sekaana ruled.

Police spokesperson, Emilian Kayima, said Mr Mutwe was taken to Jinja Road police station by some people but the charges that have been preferred against the suspect were yet to be known. “I don’t know [the charges]. You give me some time,” he said.

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