The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence yesterday sent away lawyers representing Mr Yusuf Kawooya after they had made an appointment to see him at the CMI headquarters.
Kenneth Kakande, the Democratic Party lawyer, who is also representing Kawooya confirmed the incident but said they were denied access to see their client.
We have been at CMI, we made an attempt to meet Kawooya, but we were unable to see him because the people who were there told us the officers who should have granted us the access to meet him were in a closed-door meeting, Kakande said.
He said CMI officials had confirmed that they were holding Mr Kawooya at their facility.
They have confirmed keeping him and said the closed-door meeting is to decide whether to release him today or not, he said.
Asked why the army would release a man they violently arrested without producing him in court, Kakande said that it is like that the army is concerned with the aspect of the manner in which he was arrested and their public image which has angered many Ugandans.
Ms Sharifa Nakitende, a sister to Kawooya, said they are still struggling and trying to secure her brother.
Kawoya was brutally arrested on Colville Street in the city centre last Thursday by soldiers in civilian clothes who hit him with gun butts and dragged him to a taxi with a fake number plate.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website