By Amacha Goli
Adjumani-The four suspects who were arrested with connection to planting nails that allegedly deflated the tyres of Adjumani RDC Oya Nahori during a consultation meeting on the controversial presidential age limit bill have been re-arrested and charged with malicious damage to property.
The four who were arrested on November 8, at Pakelle trading center were released on Monday November 13 on police bond but were detained after the police said investigations into the case is incomplete.
The police spokesperson for West Nile region, Angucia Josephine confirmed the detention of the suspects noting that the files of the suspects has already been sanctioned by the directorate of pubic prosecution in Kampala and the file is on transit back to Adjumani.
The police publicist said the cost of the two tyres that were maliciously damaged by the suspects is estimated at shs 1.250.000.
The lawyer representing the suspects Magara Robert of Kwesiga Bateyo and Company Advocates said whereas the police have the remedy to release the suspects on police bond they have chosen to abuse their rights by detaining them without any legal justifications.
He accused the police of perpetuating human rights abuse when the suspects have the rights to liberty adding that the invisible hands of heavy weight politicians have encroached in the case file.
Magara has made an application before Adjumani grade one magistrate’s court to have the suspects unconditionally released,but by press time grade one magistrate Nakato Josephine was still in Ofua sub county for locus.
The consultation meeting on the presidential age limit that started at the end of October ended peacefully in Fuda Parish in Pakelle Sub County on November 8, 2017, amid tight security deployment.
In Adjumani town council the meeting ended prematurely as anti age limit supporters decorated in red ribbons abandoned the meeting and took to the streets chanting the Madi version of the anti-age limit slogan ‘Eloku Kwa’,meaning do not touch article 102(b).