Sejusa lawyer warns of army collapse


Lawyers representing incarcerated UPDF General, David Sejusa, have opted for alternatives to ensure their client is released from prison.

Ladislaus Rwakafuzi says their client has been applying to leave the army since 1994.

“The army is disorganised. It has no rules. It can even collapse on the nation. Public needs to prepare,” Rwakafuzi told NBS TV.

Rwakafuzi said they believe they will get justice from the High Court and if that doesn’t happen, they will go to the Constitutional Court and even Supreme Court.

Lawyer Mike Mabikke said they have already given notice.

“We are going to appeal. The court’s decision was pre-determined,” he said in reference to Court Martial’s decision to send Sejusa back to Luzira after denying him bail yesterday.

“Bail is granted at the discretion of the court. The court may or may not grant bail. We expect that whatever the court martial does, it does it within the ambit of the Constitution.”

Mabikke had earlier said if the bail application failed, they would go to the next phase.

“Lawyers always have a Plan B.”

According to Mabikke, Gen Sejusa is 61 years old, he is a breadwinner for his family and has an abode.

Meanwhile, presidential advisor on Media, Tamale Mirundi says: “If a general can be arrested and the nation remains stable, these are achievements of the revolution”.

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