Following the arrest of veteran journalist Basajja Mivule on Monday morning from his workstation, Baba TV in Kampala, officers of the Uganda Police Force under CID, are currently at his home in Kasangati for a search, according to his lawyer Anthony Wameli.
Mivule was picked by security operatives in plain clothes and taken to an unknown place at the time.
But Wameli has told SoftPower News that from Baba TV, Mivule was whisked to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Kibuli where he recorded a statement, after which, they decided to drive him to his home for a search.
“After recording the statement which by the way I was not allowed to read through, they asked for his phone but he did not have it with him and so, they decided to search in his car and found nothing. They are currently driving him to his home in Kasangati for a search and I am following them in a separate car,” Wameli told SoftPower News Monday afternoon.
It is still not clear why the motor-mouthed journalist was arrested.
The CID spokesperson, ASP Twine Charles who earlier confirmed to us Mivule’s arrest, has every time we reached him since morning promised to get back to us for details.
On Sunday, Mivule used his Facebook page to claim that he had been summoned to police for questioning over promoting sectarianism.
He said, on phone he was told to willfully present himself before Brig Sserunjogi Ddamulira, the Director of Police Crime Intelligence or be arrested.
“They told me that I was needed for interrogation on my recent remarks which they claim incite violence and promote sectarianism,” he said.
Mivule said he recently pointed out names of a number of senior officials in the military and government whom he said come from one part of the country. This he says, he regrets not, pointing them out ‘because they are facts.’
This is a developing story….