In a move aimed at shedding light on the alleged abuses of power by the police, National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi aka BobiWine has released a partial list of individuals reportedly abducted by law enforcement agencies.
Challenging the police’s claims of arresting only 40 people, Bobi Wine’s list reveals a far grimmer reality – over 300 individuals have been detained since Monday.
“The partisan police earlier claimed that they arrested only 40 people- the usual liars that they are. Here is a partial list of our people still under detention. Out of over 300 detained since Monday, our legal team, leaders and other comrades have been able to rescue many of them on police bond, while several others are being taken to court over senseless charges. Our teams are working hard to follow up on all these illegal arrests. We shall overcome!,” he said in a social media post.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SSP Patrick Onyango, joint deployments, including both overt and covert officers, were strategically positioned, and snap checkpoints were established on all roads leading to Entebbe and along Gayaza road.
“A total of 40 suspects, including Member of Parliament Hon. Matovu Charles (Busiro South), were apprehended for inciting violence. Various items intended for use in processions, such as red berets, handheld megaphone speakers, and white and red T-shirts branded “Kunga Uganda,” were recovered and exhibited,” he noted.
He added that relevant statements were taken, and all 40 arrested suspects underwent fingerprinting and profiling. “These individuals will face charges in court as operations persist,” said Onyango