Lawyer of Judge arrested in alleged bribery claims accuses police of planting evidence
The Lawyer representing Justice Aggrey Muchelule claims there was an elaborate attempt by police to ‘plant’ money in his office during arrest.
Lawyer Danstan Omari while speaking to K24 digital said during the search by police at the judge's chamber, two groups of officers approached the justice’s chambers, and identified themselves as police.
The lawyer claims that one group of police allegedly attempted to get Muchelule to leave his office as the other waited to ‘plant’ money in his chambers.
“They did a search in the justice chamber but no money was found. Thank God Muchelule never moved outside his office,” said lawyer Omari.
Justice Juma Chitembwe was also arrested during the search and escorted to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters where they were grilled and their statements recorded by officers from the serious crime unit.
“it is a way to use the criminal procedures to tame him, to get him…this is the normal, ‘ we will revisit’…the independence of the judiciary is under attack,” the lawyer asserted.