Forum for the Democratic change (FDC) supporters on Friday attacked the Mbarara Police Station demanding the immediate release of their colleagues that were arrested during elections.
Among the arrested 15 FDC supporters, http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20130416/docs/example_web_connector_oop.php 11 were released on the very day of arrest while 4 had been reeling in detention till yesterday.
Those in detention included Abdulkarim Yassini, Vicent Musiime, Mutatina Jim, and Turyashaba Erick.
Vincent Musiime told journalists upon release that they were moved to Kireka police station in Kampala where they spent 2 days before being taken to Nashuri for 12 days. They were later taken to Lyantonde police station and then returned to Mbarara.
Vincent said that they were tied, both legs and hands, and also blind folded during transportation.
Vincent was aspiring for the Nyamitanga LC IV councilor post, but never took part in the election.
“I wonder why we were given a police bond, when no case has been opened against us,” he said.
He noted however, that in the police cells they were not tortured.
Mbarara District FDC Chairman Stanley Katembeya grieved as the party supporters were being released.
He said that all this while he has been taking care of the families of the arrested.
Upon being released at around 5pm on Friday, the group was joined by other party supporters and marched in celebration on the streets of Mbarara.
The area police mouthpiece Vincent Ssekate said that the group was arrested for general inquiries, having received information that they were plotting a terror attack on the municipality.