DPP CALLS FOR DISMISSAL OF CASE CALLING FOR THE UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF FORMER DPC MOHAMED KIRUMIRA

  • Posted on: 14 February 2018
  • By: Presenters

The DPP has asked Buganda Road court to dismiss an application seeking the unconditional release of former Buyende DPC Muhammad Kirumira from police custody for being filed before a wrong court. Kirumira has been in detention since his arrest on 1st/February 2018 from his home in Bulenga Wakiso district by the police's flying squad unit.

Today the resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwanganya informed presiding Grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza that his court has no jurisdiction to hear this application which Kirumira's father Abubakar Kawooya filed under the guise of reviewing proceedings before the police disciplinary tribunal .

Muwaganya adds that Kawooya should have taken his grievances against the police tribunal to either the Highcourt or the Constitutional court which are vested with powers to answer his questions and not before a magistrate court .

Muwaganya further read to court a section of the Police Act that lawfully establishes the police displinary tribunal as a competent administrative body with powers to arrest , confine or detain any suspected errant officers, thus concluding that Kirumira is in lawful custody.

Kirumira is currently appearing before this police tribunal on charges of professional misconduct and corruption for which he was remanded to Nalufenya detension centre yesterday awaiting to fullfill the bail terms set for him.

His father Abubakar Kawooya through his lawyer Jude Mbabali petitioned court for orders that gvt unconditionally releases his son from custody .