Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi has distanced himself from social media critic Frank Gashumba’s woes.
Gashumba today Friday said he had been put into police custody.
“As expected the State has ordered for my arrest. Now being held at CID headquarters, information pills http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-site-v1-2-endpoint.php ” said Gashumba.
He said his crime was saying that Dr. Kizza Besigye won the 2016 General elections.
“Official complainant is Uganda Communications Commission’s Executive Director Mr. Godfrey Mutabazi, http://cvgfinance.com.au/wp-admin/includes/ms-admin-filters.php ” added Gashumba.
Police spokesperson Andrew Kaweesi said he could not authoritatively comment on the matter as he was yet to get a full briefing from detectives.
However, Mutabazi told ChimpReports he was unaware about Gashumba’s arrest.
“This is strange,” said Mutabazi when asked if he had sought Gashumba’s arrest.
“I am not aware. Arresting people is not my duty. I don’t know him. Who is he?” Mutabazi queried.
Gashumba is a renowned critic of the NRM government. Authorities have previously castigated him for using social media platforms to disparage state functionaries.