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Police Summons More FDC Officials for Abetting Treason

The Police spokesperson Fred Enanga has revealed that on top of charging former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye with treason, sales http://ccalliance.org/blog/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.json-api.php other party officials will also be summoned in connection with aiding him commit the crime.

Besigye on Wednesday evening released a video in which he held a mock swearing –in ceremony as President of Uganda.

Two days later, physician http://contentisbae.com/wp-content/uploads/mc4wp-debug-log.php he was charged with Treason by the Chief Moroto Magistrates Court.

Addressing journalists on Monday morning, order the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said many FDC party officials will be summoned to make statements on why they attended the mock inauguration ceremony.

“So far the Special Investigations Division has summoned Geoffrey Ekanya, Wasswa Birigwa and Wafula Oguttu to make statements in relation to being part of the illegal swearing –in ceremony,” Enanga said.

Police, Enanga said, has information that these and many FDC officials had known of the illegal swearing-in before it happened but decided to keep quiet. He revealed that these these will be charged with aiding and abetting treason.

“Our investigations have found out that the video was shot during the election period at the home of Dr. Kizza Besigye in Kasangati. The information we have also indicates that many other party officials had known of the illegal swearing-in and refused to be part of it. We want to know why others accepted to be part of the crime.”

He added that the crowds in the video were as a result of doctoring adding that investigations are still going on and many other FDC officials will be summoned.

On the treason charges slapped at Besigye, Enanga said the actions by the opposition strongman were an insult to the presidency and tantamount to treason.

“Those who witnessed the mockery swearing-in were carrying out what is termed as mis-treason of treason which is also punishable by law and carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment,” Enanga added.

The police publicist said that the treason charge also stems from the continuous acts and statements uttered by Besigye in which he claimed to have won the February 18 polls and called upon youths to march to the streets.

“Any act intended to violate and insult the presidency, calling upon people to overthrow a legitimate government among others is tantamount to treason charges.”

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