IN PAIN: MP Zaake

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has extended criminal summons for Mityana Municipality legislator Francis Zaake Butebi to December 3, 2018 after his failure to appear today.

He has been represented by his lawyers led by Nicholas Opio who later said his client is still unhealthy due to torture allegations and grievance harm inflicted on his body during his arrest in the Arua mayhem.

Zaake was last week summoned by the head of Police’s Criminal Investigations, Grace Akullo to appear at the Police CID headquarters in Kibuli over charges of treason and Escaping from police custody.

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On interrogation, Zaake is expected to be arrested and produced before Gulu magistrates Court where his counterparts were charged, remanded to Gulu prison.

The MP is among the 36 suspects grappling with treason charges that were leveled against them over allegations of smashing one of the president’s car windscreen in the procession after holding their conclusive rallies a head of Arua municipality by-election that was won by Independent and FDC leaning candidate Kassiano Wadri.

He was reportedly dumped at Rubaga hospital by unknown security men following the deterioration of his health condition, however President Museveni said he had escaped from Gulu police cells and had to face the law.

Since his arrest, he was occasionally blocked from fleeing for further treatment not until he was charged and released on police bond. He was treated in one of the fancy healthy facility in India.