Lukwago Says Abitex Was Briefly Detained At SIU, Police Speaks Out


Abbey Musinguzi also known as Abitex.
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Kampala Lord Mayor and lawyer to the arrested Andrew Mukasa alias Bajjo events, Elias Lukwago says that Abbey Musinguzi also known as Abitex was Monday briefly detained at the Special Investigations Unit, Kireka, where they had moved together in an attempt to have another events promoter, Andrew Mukasa ‘Bajjo’ released from custody.

Bajjo was arrested by security operatives on the weekend from Mix Lounge Centenary Park in Kampala after addressing journalists on a ‘People Power’ planned marathon intended to solicit money for the pressure group’s activities.

At the time of his arrest, Bajjo was in company of Abitex and some other ‘People Power’ leaders.

Speaking to the press on Monday, Police Spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga said Bajjo was arrested by officers attached to the Presidential Police Unit, given the nature of the offences against him. He is accused of posting a video on social media, that “glorified violence” against President Yoweri Museveni.

“The case relates to the comments he made in “Luganda” local language and circulated online”.

In the said video, Enanga said, Bajjo used Luganda language to make comments in which he warns President Yoweri Museveni of plans to oust him before 2021.

Lukwago says he (Bajjo) has today been interrogated over the same video and recorded a charge and caution statement before being charged with incitement to violence and cyber crime under the computer misuse Act.

“He has been denied a police bond and will hopefully be produced in Court tomorrow, where a bail application shall be made,” wrote Lukwago on his official Facebook account.

Lukwago further revealed that Abitex was briefly arrested but they managed to secure him a release.

However, when contacted on the matter, Enanga dismissed Lukwago’s claims as false.

“He is not under arrest, they came and visited their colleague (Bajjo) and were left to go back. What happened is that there were threats to arrest him thinking he was party to the complaint registered but it was not actually done,” Enanga told SoftPower News.

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