January 27th is the date set by the high court for hearing of a petition filed by family of the missing head of security of presidential Candidate, Amama Mbabazi. The family of Christopher Aine wants court to compel police to produce him after he went missing in mid December.
The date was on Tuesday set by presiding Judge Lydia Mugambe following an application by Aine’s cousin Ezra Kabugo filed in court on January 5.
In his affidavit, Kabugo claims that since Aine’s arrest by plain clothed Police Officers on December 14, 2015, he has never been arraigned formally before courts of law and charged as the law demands. He adds that no valid reason has been given for his arrest yet efforts to trace him in all police detention centers have proved futile.
Kabugo believes that Police are detaining his cousin in ungazzeted places; a flagrant violation of his cousin’s constitutional right to personal liberty and freedoms of movement guaranteed by the law.
Records at court indicate that on December 14 2015, Kabugo was woken up by a security guards at his residence in Kampala informing him that a group of Police Officers were looking for a Munyankore terrorist (Aine) who was staying at their apartments.
Kabugo adds that the same Police Officers who identified themselves as coming from CPS Kampala, later that day came to his apartment and demanded for Aine since he sometimes spent nights at his place.
Court records further show that Kabugo then telephoned Aine informing him about his impending arrest. He however learnt through the same phone call that another group of Police Officers had already surrounded Aine’s home. That was the last time he heard from him.
Today’s development comes a day after Aine’s family issued a one week ultimatum to government to produce Aine or be compelled to contract private investigators to unearth the whereabouts of their son.