Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson, says the Bailiffs who were in the company of the Police officers from Kazo Police station were intercepted by Military Vehicles along the Kazo Rwemikoma Road at the Junction that heads to Gen Tumwine’s home who stopped them from executing the court order.
Police in Kazo is investigating circumstances under which Retired Gen Elly Tumwine blocked
Court Bailiffs and Police from implementing a court order.
A case was
opened against Gen Tumwine on Thursday at the Kazo Police station by Paul
Beigana a court Bailiff accusing him of obstructing a court order directing
Steven Rwanyabushozi to open an access Road.
Beigana the court order was cleared by the directorate of Police Legal services
in Kampala and the Regional Police Commander allowing the Kazo District Police
Commander to witness its execution in Burunga Sub County.
Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the incident saying
the Bailiffs who were in the company of the Police officers from Kazo Police
station were intercepted by military vehicles along the Kazo Rwemikoma Road at
the junction that heads to Gen Tumwine’s home and stopped from executing
the court order.
says the Court order resulted from a judgment by the Kazo Chief Magistrate
that pronounced itself on the 21st of November 2021 in a civil case where Grace
Kakirenga the complainant accused her son Steven Rwanyabushozi, the defendant, of
blocking an access road to her home.
ruling was in favour of Kakirenga ordering Rwanyabushozi to unblock the access
road and also awarded costs of 24 million to Kakirenga, however, Rwanyabushozi
defied court orders and subsequently, a warrant of arrest was issued.
Beigana, the Court Bailiff says when they were intercepted by military
vehicles and Gen Tumwine told them to hand over the Court Order and other documents that included a warrant of arrest and directed them to leave the area immediately.
General Tumwine also freed suspect Rwanyabushozi they had arrested, who left with him in the vehicles.
reporter tried to contact General Elly Tumwine for comment his known phone
numbers went unanswered.
says as the investigation into the matter goes on, they are also engaging relevant
authorities to settle the matter.