Police ordered to release man detained for trying to sell Kira Police land

By Sania Babirye

The Uganda police chief IGP Martin Okoth Ochola has been ordered to unconditionally release Everest Munvaneza who is allegedly accused of grabbing part of Kira police land immediately.

The said suspect is a land and estates dealer and is said to be held in illegal detention without charge for more than the mandatory 48 hours .

Makindye court chief magistrate Prossy Katushabe made the order after a successful habeas corpus application filed by Munvaneza’s advocate Elisha Bafirawala to have the suspect produced dead or alive.

According to the application, the suspect was arrested on the 27th of April 2020 and continues to be detained without being produced in court .

An affidavit sworn by Munvaneza’s wife Sarah Kyomugisha, her husband was summoned to report to Criminal Dnvestigations Directorate head offices Kibuli on the 27th of April 2020 where he was arrested and later detained at Kabalagala police station where he continues to be held illegally.