KAMPALA: Police have charged Hon. Francis Zaake with treason & unlawful escape. Police also bonded him for a month to allow him travel for medical treatment.
According to the bond form signed on September 3, a copy seen by Daily Post, the MP is required to re-appear at the Criminal Investigations Department headquarters on October 3, 2018.
Police say the MP declined to sign the bond form in the presence of one of his lawyers, Mr Nicholas Opio.
This comes barely a day after the MPs relatives said the doctors who were supposed to examine the legislator have not reported to Kiruddu Hospital, a government facility, since he was admitted.
According to Mr Dan Mugambwa, a brother of the MP, a team of doctors from Mulago Hospital were assigned to examine Mr Zaake and make a report to government but they had not showed up despite having made promises to come.
“We have been waiting from the doctors from Mulago Hospital up to now no doctor has come. On Saturday, they said they are coming but they didn’t, even Sunday. We don’t know what these people are thinking about our patient. Do they just want him to die then they come?” Mr Mugambwa asked.
He said that Mr Zaake’s condition is worsening but he is not receiving medical attention.
The doctors’ examination will inform the report on whether he can travel abroad for medical treatment.\
The MP was on Thursday grabbed from Entebbe International Airport as his family prepared to fly him to India for specialized treatment.
Mr Zaake, together with the Kyadondo East MP, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, were forced into waiting police ambulances and taken to Kiruddu Hospital.
Mr Zaake was immediately put under arrest in connection with the alleged stoning of a presidential vehicle. At least 33 suspects, including Bobi Wine, who is now admitted in a US hospital over injuries he said were inflicted on him by security agencies, have been charged with treason.