Uganda police has this evening cleared the air on the re-arrest of the four Kawesi murder suspects including Yusuf Nyanzi, Jibril Kalyango, Joshua Kyambadde, Yusuf Mugerwa with their Lawyer James Mubiru. Their arrest had sparked.
In a letter signed by the Police spokesperson CP Fred Enanga, the operation was done by police and sister security agencies who were armed and brutally arrested the suspects after securing bail at the International Crime divisions court in Kololo.
Judicially and the Uganda Law society was first to condemn the actions of police decrying the independence of juPolice Fires Back at Judiciary On Kawesi Murder Suspect Brutal Re-Arrestdicially. However, police has fired back at the them and confirmed that there’s no law that prohibits police from re-arresting criminals even if they have secured bail.
This is not the first time, police and security forces re-arrest people who have secured bail.
“The public should note that, the police have powers to enter premises, to arrest a person, detain a person or execute a warrant, if they believe on reasonable grounds that the person is inside that building or premise. This can be with or without a warrant. Therefore, entering a court room or being present within court premises does not place any one above the Law or exempt them from Law Enforcement”-Reads part of the police statement
Police also says there is no Law that prevents them from conducting arrests within Court premises, provided there are reasonable grounds to do so and have arrested criminals who have attacked judicial officers on duty, and also arrested officials who have victimized people within court premises.
However police also acknowledges that courts are not happy with the way bail is perceived in some occasions by Law enforcers.