Get Out Of Besigye Home — Court Orders Police

Get Out Of Besigye Home — Court Orders Police

By Serestino Tusingwire

The magistrates’ court in Kasangati has today ruled that it is illegal for police to put FDC icon Rtd. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye under what they described as ‘preventive arrest’.

Besigye had gone to the same court earlier this year challenging the way Police treats him by restricting him from freely leaving his home situated in Nagambo sub-county in Kasangati.

In her ruling, magistrate Prossy Katushabe said police should with immediate effect release Besigye from unlawful preventive arrest.

“The applicant be immediately and unconditionally released from unlawful arrest and detention without security,” Katushabe ruled.

“The respondents (police) and persons acting under their command and control immediately desist from interfering with the rights of the applicant to move freely,” she added in her ruling.

Besigye happily reacted by tweeting; “Finally, I got another court ruling: Kayihura and his police Officers are acting illegally in blocking me. Their acts of impunity continue!!”

Besigye has been under preventive arrest since February 17, 2016 which police opines that he would cause chaos upon getting to Kampala City.