The Police Force that has kept Investigator journalists Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula must be in a tight spot.
In a court order issued this afternoon by Grade One Magistrate Ssajabi Noah Norbert at Nakawa Court has directed the Uganda Police to produce the two journalists in court after the mandatory 24 hour detention period for which suspects are supposed to be produced in court and charges read to them passed.
In the court order that this website has had access to, the Magistrate directed the Inspector General of Police, The CIID Director and the Officers in Charge of Kira road where Stanley is detained and Jinja Road Police Station where Robert is being held to produce the two in court.
The journalists who are being accuseqßd of malicious publications under the computer mis-use act were detained on Wednesday morning and have since not had any charges preferred against them.
Yesterday, colleagues in the media said they would continue to protest the Police’s unlawful detention of the two journalists and indeed together with the accused’s lawyer Mark Nowamani had been pressurising Police to get bond police pending their appearance in court.
The Police Force has over the years been accused of Human Rights violations placing them in the spotlight.
The Investigator website has in the last month’s run stories about the Police Force’s image that have since seen some of their senior officers charged by the army court martial.
It is believed Stanley Ndawula and Robert Ndawula’s detention are attributed to these same stories.
TrumpetNews will keep readers informed on any new developments about the case.