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Lawyer Male Mabirizi Finally Arrested Following a Recent Court Order

Police in Kampala have arrested lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi City Lawyer Male Mabirizi who has been in hiding after a recent court order.

The High Court in Kampala has sentenced lawyer Male Mabirizi to 18months imprisonment over contempt of court.

However, the lawyer has been on the run since last week but according to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the controversial lawyer was arrested on Monday afternoon in Banda.

“He was got from Banda, Kyambogo as he was entering the university. He is currently detained at Jinja road police stations,” Owoyesigyire confirmed.

 “Whereas Male Mabirizi has been found liable in contempt of a court order, this is to command you to arrest and deliver the said person to prison mentioned in the committal warrant with immediate effect,” the arrest warrant issued by the High Court on February 15 read in part.

Justice Musa Ssekaana last week issued an order directing the arrest of the lawyer over contempt of court where the warrant was addressed to all officers of the Uganda Police Force wherever they are.

Recently, the court ordered to pay a fine of shs300 million over contempt of court but the state has since accused him of continued attacks against judicial officers.

Justice Ssekaana last week said Mabirizi has never presented himself nor filed any affidavits to defend him over the accusations despite being summoned over the same and according to the judge the only option was sending him to prison.

“Mabirizi never presented himself to court after being summoned and neither did he file affidavits to deny the allegations against him. Court has been left with no option but to order for his arrest on sight and be taken to prison for 18 months,”Ssekaana ruled.

The judge further said that he had been forced to make a brief ruling in order to ensure Mabirizi stop his attacks on judicial officers.

Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja
Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, Nnews Editor and Critic for African Politics.
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