Bobi wine to appear in Iganga court, lawyers anticipate unfair trial

National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu is expected to appear at Iganga grade one Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Kyagulanyi has spent two days in custody at Nalufenya police station.

He was arrested on Wednesday in Luuka district for flouting the covid19 guidelines.

Yesterday he refused to sign police bond papers in absence of his lawyers demanding he is produced in court or released unconditionally.

Bobi Wine’s lawyers are camping at the Iganga court with hopes of their client appearing there today.

“We are here on the basis of information attained by ourselves that our client Kyagulanyi is likely to be taken to court here (Iganga). We have not had a chance to interact with him,” said Benjamin Katana.

Lawyer Kantana believes there will be no effective representation since they have not had the opportunity to interact with their client for advice and yet it is a fundament right for any person when in custody.

He adds that in the event he is brought to court, he will have no sureties since the critical players like his family, lawyers and friends have been denied access.

Kantana says it is clear the trial will not be fair since the fundamental rights of Bobi Wine have been violated even before the actual trial takes place.

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