A Human rights lawyer Ladislous Rwakafuuzi has dragged the Attorney General to High court seeking compensation for loss of business through actions of the Uganda Police who blocked his client Dr. Kiiza Besigye from accessing his chambers at Uganda House along Kampala road.
Rwakafuuzi wants this payment of damages to atone for several violations of his rights to practice his legal profession, engage in free trade and business as per the Constitution and also for the inconvenience and embarrassment he suffered.
The lawyer contends that on the 16th day of November 2016, he had an appointment to meet his client Besigye for consultations and further instructions but no sooner had he (Besigye)reached at Uganda House, than police commanded by Geoffrey Kaheebwa blocked him from entering the parking area and accessing his lawyer’s office .
Rwakafuuzi has attached photographs as evidence to his suit showing police patrol vehicles and several officers preventing Besigye from proceeding to Uganda House and later towing his car to Kira road police station.
It’s against this background that the lawyer seeks a declaration that the said actions of the Uganda Police are unconstitutional and that Geoffrey Kaheebwa is unfit to hold office as a Regional Police Commander .
Court has summoned the Attorney General to file his defense in court within 15 days.