CONFIRMED: Zaake Was Granted Bail, Rearrested Minutes After

Mityana Municipality lawmaker Hon. Francis Zaake’s quest for justice has hit a deadlock this evening.

This was after he was granted bail on court orders, but also got rearrested by security operatives over unclear reasons.

According to the Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, Zaake refused to be released on police bond which has prompted the Police to put him under safe custody.

However, the legislator’s father Emmanuel Butebi, told this news website that his son had been rearrested and taken to Special Investigations Unit, Kireka.

Earlier today, Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court ordered the release of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake from police custody.

Zaake was arrested a week ago for distributing food to constituents contrary to presidential directives on relief food.

A court order issued by Her Worship Ruth Nabaasa on Monday directed that Zaake be released and then formally charged in courts of law.

At the same time, Mityana Chief Magistrates Court refused to charge Zaake because of ill-health.

Elias Kakooza, the Mityana chief magistrate, ordered Zaake to seek medical attention before his case is heard.

Zaake, who was appearing before court on charges of attempted murder, was reportedly tortured while in police detention.

He was admitted at Iran-Uganda hospital in Naguru where he was later picked by police and taken to Mityana.

Magistrate Kakooza, however, said Zaake is in a poor physical state to stand trial.

Earlier, Iran-Uganda hospital referred Zaake to Nsambya hospital for further treatment.

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