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Scrapping Bail Is A Trap For Opposition Leaders – DP

Scrapping Bail Is A Trap For Opposition Leaders – DP

Democratic Party (DP) recently said that scrapping the right to bail for presumed capital offenders is a trap for dissenting leaders.

DP’s deputy Legal Advisor and MP for Mityana South constituency, Mr. Richard Lumu addressed the media on Monday. During this weekly press conference, he said that DP being the crusaders of constitutionalism and rule of law continues to condemn the act.

‘’We are inclined to guard this right jealously. The law as is – matters of bail are sufficient and it should not be tampered with,’’ he said.

He added that MPs should know that this is a trap for them. Especially if they accept to remove the right to apply for bail.

‘’It should be noted that the independence of the Judiciary is already holed up. An attempt to reduce the power of judicial officers in determining matters of bail application will only serve to fail the judicial independence further,’’ he noted.

Mr. Lumu further said that whether the president’s move goes through or not, this debate itself has the effect of influencing judicial officers who have relations with Mr. Museveni.

He also said that removing bail applications in some cases is mob justice itself. They should therefore firmly condemn it.

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