Gov’t Distances Self From Yusuf Brutal Arrest, Condemns Opposition

Gov’t Distances Self From Yusuf Brutal Arrest, Condemns Opposition

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By Denis Turyahebwa

Uganda police force and its sister security agencies have distanced themselves from a day-time inhumane act inflicted on a private citizen in Kampala on Thursday.

In a video clip recorded by a journalist working with a Ugandan based television station Record TV, some armed men with guns dressed in civilian clothes attacked, beat up and arrested a man  identified as Hajji Yusuf Kawooya, a resident of Gayaza affiliated to People power.

People watched in horror as Haji Kawooya pleaded for his life asking why he was being beaten up but nobody was helping and his captors were not about to listen to his please.

However, ICT Minister Frank Tumwebaze said the abduction is part of Opposition scheme aiming at tarnishing the image of NRM Government.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo noted that investigations are ongoing to establish who these men are.

“Investigations are underway to establish who and from which security agency if at all they belong to government” OO wrote.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire said the armed men were unlikely to be part of the police force adding that police doesn’t use public transport vehicles during its operations.

On another hand, the former FDC leader Rtd.Col. Dr Kizza Besigye said that it is a signal that Ugandans should join hands to put a stop at President Museveni’s regime which he branded a ‘Junta’.

Police has been under fire for years with reports from different Rights groups indicating that the security agency is the number one human rights offender in the country for several consecutive years.

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