Kirumira’s Father Drags Police Tribunal to Court

Just days after Buganda road magistrate’s court declined to grant unconditional release of former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira, his father Abubaker Kawooya has dragged the chairman of the Police Disciplinary Court SCP Dennis Odongopiny to High court-Civil Division accusing him for subjecting his son to illegal proceedings.

In this application, Kawooya is accusing Odongopiny of charging Kirumira with offenses for which he is protected by the Whistle Blowers Act.

He argues that before his arrest and charging, Kirumira had whistle blown in writing against the conduct of Odongopiny and other senior police officers of the court.

Kawooya is also challenging the detention of his son without access to his relatives or lawyers.

He now wants high court to halt proceedings against Kirumira on grounds that his is unlikely to get substantive justice before the police disciplinary court.

Kawooya also asked for orders to unconditionally release his son from police detention, with a permanent injunction restraining the police court from charging him with offenses he whistle blew about, and an order for payment of General damages for wrongful arrest and detention.

Last week, Buganda Road Court dismissed Kirumira’s application for unconditional release on grounds he is legally charged before the police court for offenses of corruption and professional misconduct.


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