Crime & Investigation

Besigye, Lukwago Case Ruling Set For January

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In her defence, the state attorney urged court to drop the charges brought up by the duo citing lack of the petitioners.

She further explained that no proof had been adduced by the complainants about violation of their rights and stressed that these were mere allegations.

She added that assertions that have not been fully proved can’t be relied on by the court.

Lukwago, Besigye while appearing before court yesterday

She cited a constitutional court case between a one Mugoya Gaster and the attorney general in 2008 in which the former challenged his arrest and unlawful search of his house by police.


The state attorney noted that in that case, the court advised the complainant to file a separate case in a competent court with jurisdiction to consider the issue so that court could order for his compensation.

However, Besigye and Lukwago’s lawyer, Asuman Basaalirwa, also cited a 2007 case between Besigye and the Attorney General where the constitutional court declared the case against the former a nullity due to violation of their rights.

Basaalirwa explained that in 2007, court stressed that it doesn’t matter the amount of evidence available against the accused person as long as there is a violation of their rights, their case is nullified.

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