Court in Uganda’s capital, Kampala has ordered that government pays embattled city mayor Erias Lukwago, Shs75m as compensation for having been maliciously arrested at Central Police Station (CPS) and prosecuted.
Lukwago was arrested along with Aruu County MP Odonga Otto as they protested against the then Kiboko squad in 2007. At the time, Lukwago was Kampala Central MP.
The two reportedly attempted to hold an assembly at the Constitutional Square to protest the then mysterious Kiboko Squad that was mercilessly beating up Kampalans.
In his ruling, Justice Yasin Nyanzi said Lukwago’s arrest and subsequent charges on a traffic offence over a vehicle that he neither owned nor was driving, was unlawful and left a lot to be desired from police which preferred the charges.
He further said that the pulling and pushing of the two leaders was ‘degrading’ enough to reduce them to common ‘criminals’.