Gulu Grade one Magistrate Yunus Ndiwarana has tasked Arua and Gulu police CID commanders to produce a statement about the whereabout of the exhibits in the treason case against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and other 33 suspects who were nabbed in Arua mayhem.
His ruling proceeded submissions made by defence lawyers led by counsel Asuman Basalirwa asking court to release exhibits which include phones, wallet, money and other valuables that are alleged to have been confiscated from suspects during and after their arrest in Arua and other places.
Basalirwa contended that using telephone contacts stored in suspect’s phones, police and other security agencies are using them to hoodwink people trying to extort information from them.
He asked court to order security officers to allow other two suspects who include Eddy Mutwe that are still incarcerated at Gulu, be accessed by their lawyers to secure them temporary release from prison.
Basalirwa challenged prosecution saying none of them has seen president’s vehicle and that its wind screen alleged to have been smashed by the 34 suspects. He also asked for a longer adjournment of the matter basing on the fact that suspects travel quite longer distances from Arua and Kampala.
Prosecution however, regarded all Basalirwa’s submissions as casual responses that he is making baseless allegations.
In his ruling, the Magistrate adjourned the matter to December 3, 2018 saying that will give an ample time for production to carry out thorough investigations and tasked Gulu and Arua police commanders to respond about the exhibits.
Kyagulanyi was arrested along, MP elect for Arua Municipality Kassiano Wadri, Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Jinja East MP Paul Mwiru, former MP Michael Mabikke, and 29 other suspects grappling with treason charges.