City lawyer Male Mabirizi is now a resident at Kitalya following his arrest on Monday.
His arrest follows a recent court order. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail over contempt of court. Mabirizi went into hiding to evade arrest, but the police on Monday said they had got him.
“He was got from Banda, Kyambogo as he was entering the university. He is currently detained at Jinja road police stations, Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, told the press.
He was detained at Jinja Road police before being transferred to Kitalya.
Mabirizi’s woes started after accusations that he had attacked Justice Musa Ssekaana through social media. He was ordered to pay 300M for constantly abusing judicial officials or face jail.
Mabirizi didn’t pay and it is this failure that motivated Ssekaana to sentence him to 18 month.
The lawyer challenges the decision.