The lawyers representing Sheik Yusuf Nyanzi one of the suspects in
the murder of former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi have demanded his
Nyanzi was arrested on Tuesday morning together with his
sixteen-year-old son Abdul Rahim Nyanzi who was later released after spending a
night allegedly in one of the Safe Houses in Kampala.
His lawyers from Wameli and Company Advocates led by Geoffrey
Turyamusiima says that Nyanzi was picked up from his home in Kisaasi Kyanja in Nakawa
Division by security operatives from his home by who were
travelling in a Toyota Hiace, from his home.
Turyamusiima says they received information that he had been
taken to the Special Investigations Department of Police-SIU in Kireka but on
Thursday while addressing Journalists, he said that had been at Kireka, but didn't
find Nyanzi there.
According to Turyamusiima, he was reportedly helped by
one of the Police officers he only identified as Owere to visit their
cells and check in the register of suspects and Nyanzi's name was not there.
He is now demanding Nyanzi's unconditional release
saying that it was the fourth time his client is being rearrested since 2017
but no evidence to date has been adduced to implicate him of all the capital
crimes against him.
The lawyer has gone to the Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence in Mbuya to see if his client is being held there.
The lawyers have said that they plan to apply to the High Court, should
their client not be released or produced in courts of law.
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Nyanzi was first arrested in early 2017 on charges of killing the
former Police Spokesperson Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau
and driver Godfrey Mambewa.
But after arraigning him before the International Crimes Division,
Nyanzi was charged with three counts of murder and belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces-ADF. He was again charged
with the murder of Uganda People's Defense Forces Officer Major Muhammad
Kiggundu and his bodyguard Sargent Steven Mukasa.
Nyanzi was on September 11 2019 granted bail by the International Crimes
Division of High Court and re-arrested immediately within court premises. He
was again released after the lawyers filed an application demanding his
Since then, Nyanzi has been out on bail until his re-arrest two
The Uganda Police Force Spokesperson Fred Enanga has since declined to
comment on the matter even after the released son of Nyanzi said that his
father was being detained at the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka.