Buganda Road Court has further remanded human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo to Kitalya prison until January 11, 2021.
The court hearing got underway Monday via video conferencing at Buganda Road Magistrates Court.
Opiyo was arrested last week and charged with money laundering.
He attended court via a video link from Kitalya Maximum Security Prison.
Opiyo attends court by video conferencingThe matter was coming up for mention but state says investigations are still ongoing and prayed for an adjournment.
Opiyo’s counsel David Mpanga informed court that this is an abuse of due process.
He demanded that the State should be given a timeline so that the court is not dragged into the nefarious process.
“It is not the place of this court to provide cover and entertain detention without trial. These requests for adjournment should not be taken for granted. Why wasn’t Opiyo given bond if investigations are incomplete? This is beginning to look like a punishment,” Mpanga queried.
Opiyo’s bail application is set for hearing on Wednesday December 30 before the High Court Judge Jane Kajunga.
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