Hearing of a case in which the Member of Parliament Mityana
Municipality Francis Zaake is charged for escaping from lawful custody has
The court presided over by the Arua Grade One Magistrate Swaleh
Asiku heard that on the 14th August 2018 while receiving treatment from Arua
hospital Zaake escaped from custody.
Three police witnesses were produced in court by the prosecution
during a cross-examination by MP Zaake’s Lawyer Medrad Lubega Segona
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Herbert Wanyoto, the Regional Crime Intelligence officer who took
MP Zaake to the hospital on the fateful day told court that the MP was first
charged of escape from lawful custody and damaging the car in the Presidential
But Asiku conquered with MP Zaake’s lawyer who demanded for the
number plates of the three alleged damaged cars.
Meanwhile another state witness Corporal Alfred Okello told court
that he was directed to open a case against MP Zaake by his supervisor Herbert
Wanyoto after he was sent to Arua hospital to guard MP Zaake who had already
MP Zaake who was present in Court throughout the six hours of the
hearing said he will keep fighting on until he achieves freedom from the State.
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Okello who is now deployed in Maracha district also added that he
didn’t know anything about MP Zaake and was only tasked to go and guard the
suspect who was nowhere to be seen.
Meanwhile, Richard Olony
the police officer in charge of the cells testified that he was only made to
record the name of MP Zaake, which he admitted had errors before the court when
Asiku tasked the prosecutors to prepare the remaining submissions
to avoid dragging the case for too long. He adjourned the case to May 24th 2019
for further hearing.