JUST IN: Lawyer Male Mabirizi Finally Arrested from his hide outs


News coming in indicates that Police have arrested lawyer Hassan Male Mabirizi after a recent court order and he is now detained at Jinja road police station in Kampala.

The High Court in Kampala recently sentenced lawyer Male Mabirizi to 18months imprisonment over contempt of court.

However, the lawyer has been on the run since last week but according to the Kampala Metropolitan deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, the controversial lawyer was arrested on Monday afternoon in Banda.

Justice Musa Ssekaana last week issued an order directing the arrest of the lawyer over contempt of court.

Recently, the court ordered to pay a fine of shs300 million over contempt of court but the state has since accused him of continued attacks against judicial officers.

Justice Ssekaana last week said Mabirizi has never presented himself nor filed any affidavits to defend himself over the accusations despite being summoned over the same.

The judge said the only option was sending him to prison.

The judge said he had been forced to make a brief ruling in order to ensure Mabirizi stop his attacks on judicial officers.

Consequently, Justice Ssekaana ordered for Mabirizi’s immediate arrest so that he serves the 18-month imprisonment.

However, the lawyer has been in hiding since the order for his arrest and imprisonment was made last week.

On Monday morning, Mabirizi posted that he was in his seventh day of hiding, having earlier said that hiding is not cowardice but rather it is his constitutional right.