Lawyers of the National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine say they have filed an application in the High Court in Kampala, to secure his freedom.
Bobi Wine’s home is surrounded by security deployed to restrain his movement as a “preventive measure” following intelligence police received about planned riots and protests countrywide, according to the Force’s spokesperson, Fred Enanga.
Bobi Wine’s lawyer, Anthony Wameri told journalists in Kampala that they have filed an application of habeas corpus in court.
According to the lawyer, the musician turned politician was starving since security operatives had denied everyone access to his home since last week.
This comes just hours after security operatives last evening blocked United States Ambassador Natalie Brown from reaching the residence of the NUP leader.
Meanwhile, Justices Esther Nambayo and Musa Ssekaana declined to hear the same application saying they are already handling cases involving Kyagulanyi’s National Unity Platform party so in order to avoid conflict of interest they will not handle more related cases.
Counsel Wameli has revealed that their case has now been allocated to Justice Michael Elubu who has set Thursday, 21st January as date for hearing.
The lawyers argue that the continued illegal detention of Kyagulanyi and his wife is an infringement on their rights to personal liberty.