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MP Nsereko Arrested For Assaulting Cop

link http://cmlsociety.org/wp-includes/class-wp-walker.php geneva;”>The RPC Kampala North Metropolitan Police Commander Steven Kanui has told Chimpreports that Nsereko assaulted Godfrey Musobya, a Crime Intelligence officer attached to Old Kampala Police Station.

“Nsereko found Musobya having a chat with boda boda riders in Old Kampala. The MP dashed out of his car before attacking the officer, saying ‘tulibakoowu’ (a phrase coined by opposition activists to refer to the urgent need for change of government).”

The incident occurred a few meters away from Gaddafi National Mosque.

Musobya lost two teeth in the attack that also left his jaw fractured, according to Tanui.

Nsereko was subsequently arrested and charged with assault at Old Kampala Police Station under file number SD/44/17/09/2012.

A few minutes later, in what appeared as a move to prevent the police station from being attacked by the legislator’s supporters Nsereko was handcuffed and driven to the Central Police Station (CPS) under tight security.

Police is separately investigating allegations that Nsereko attempted to defraud Crane Bank Shs290m last year.

Nsereko’s case took a dramatic turn a fortnight ago with IGP Kale Kayihura firing the Police Intelligence and Operations boss Charles Kataratambi for reportedly frustrating investigations into the bank fraud case.

Kataratambi was replaced with ACP Fred Enanga, formerly head of Economic Crimes at CID headquarters in Kibuli.

It emerged that Kayihura took a serious step after being frustrated by Kataratambi’s deliberate attempts to twist the course of investigation with the view of shielding the legislator.

“Kayihura was told that Kataratambi’s conduct, especially in refusing to fully cooperate with CID detectives in investigating matter, had sparked fears that the police intelligence boss had been compromised,” said a senior police source.

The development is the latest twist in a case that could add misery to the fiery NRM legislator.

A press conference is expected a few minutes from now at CPS, Kampala. More details to follow

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