By Spy Uganda
Kampala: A group of heavily armed security operatives raided Ntinda based Baba TV and arrested veteran journalist Basajja Mivule on Monday morning.
Basajja Mivule a.ka Bwadene Nsolonkambwe, the host of ‘Fumitiriza program’ which airs on Busoga’s Baba TV, had a morning show but, on arrival at the station, he was rounded up by plain clothed security personnel who bundled him into a vehicle and whisked him to unknown detention center.
His arrest came a few days after he shared a video on social media, in which he says that he received a phone call from security operatives who said they were from the Directorate of Criminal Intelligence (CID), in the Uganda Police Force, notifying him that he was urgently needed to report to the former Director of Counter Terrorism at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) a one Brigadier Ddamulira.
“Yesterday evening I received a phone call from security operatives who said they were from Directorate of Criminal Intelligence, Uganda Police Force notifying me that I was urgently needed by Brigadier Ddamulira for reasons I didn’t know” Mivule said in the video.
Watch Mivule’s video explaining reasons for his arrest!
Mivule explains that when he tried to seek reasons for summons to CID, officers kept on threatening him that if he resists he was to be arrested from any where under conditions that would leave him embarrassed.
However, after his refusal to honour their summons, they told him that he was needed because of words he has been uttering via his social media platforms that promote sectarianism and are likely to incite violence.
“When I told them I was not ready to present my self at their headquarters before knowing the reasons why they wanted me, they told me I was needed because of my previous Facebook videos in which they alleged I was attacking leaders serving in top government positions who all come from one part of the country,” Mivule explains in the video clip.