Crime & Investigation

FDC Demands Release of ‘Red Top’ Commander

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has demanded the release of Charles Mutaasa, more about the commander of the ‘Red Top Brigade.’

The Red Brigade outfit comprises militant youth who have previously threatened to take up arms against the sitting government.

Towards the February 2016 elections, viagra sale the shadowy group circulated notices across Kampala, warning of tough times ahead if the opposition-proposed reforms were not implemented.

Police would later warn that such tactics have been adopted by opposition politicians to sow seeds of anarchy during and after the elections.

It was not until May 5 that Mutaasa was intercepted by security forces in Kampala.

“Charles Mutaasa, Chairman of the Red Top activists and five youths’ whereabouts remain unknown since they were last seen being arrested in downtown Kampala peacefully holding placards,” said FDC on Saturday.

Police are yet to make comments in regard to the arrests.

In Entebbe, only two activists were granted bail while four others were transferred to Kigo prison after being arrested in acts of defiance.

Dickson Nampumuza, a youth leader was arrested in Rukungiri when he went to take food to youths in detention while in Bushenyi, the military cordoned off a court in order to prevent it from holding a bail hearing for some activists.

They were later taken to Nyamushekyera Prison.

FDC said Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye and Kampala’s Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, remain confined to their homes by security forces.

Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma recently banned the defiance campaign promoted by Dr Besigye.

A Cabinet meeting would later order Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura to implement the court’s ruling.


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