Crime & Investigation

Police: We Don’t Have ‘Mbabazi Witnesses’ in Custody

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango

Uganda Police Force has vehemently denied claims by Amama Mbabazi’s camp that their potential witnesses in the Supreme Court petition challenging the election victory of president Museveni were arrested on Monday.

While submitting in the Supreme Court, ambulance online Mbabazi’s lawyer, this Asuman Basalirwa said Police arrested their witnesses totaling to 13 at the residence of the former presidential candidate in Kololo.

Basalirwa further argued that the witnesses were detained at Police’s Special Investigations Unit in Kireka, thumb Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango observed: “We want to state that we have never arrested any of their witnesses and we do not intend to do so in the near future.”

He added: “No Police officer has stepped foot in Hon. Amama’s residence apart from those who are in his security details.”

Go Forward Chief of Staff Solome Nakaweesi this week said 14 witnesses travelling in a Toyota Hiace Registration number UAV 733S were intercepted along KAR Drive in Kololo as they approached the residence of Rt. Hon. Amama Mbabazi, where they were expected for a meeting.

She said the group which included witnesses from Kaliro, Luuka, Kamuli, Buyende and Iganga Districts were driven to Kireka Police (SIU) and held there without any charges.

“They were later forcefully driven back towards Jinja later in the day,” said Nakaweesi, adding, “We have learnt that seven of the abducted witnesses are under detention at Nalufenya Police Station while four are being held at Jinja Central Police Station. No charges have been preferred against them.”

Onyango said the claims do not hold water.

“The said names do not appear anywhere in our lockup registers. We are a professional Police Force, we cannot arrest possible witnesses who are set to testify in court,” said Onyango.


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