LORD COUNCILOR Ivan Mubiru representing Busega-Nateete at City Hall, Kampala and other youth who were arrested on Saturday over unclear charges, have been released after spending three days in cells, thanks to Lubaga South MP Aloysius Mukasa who forced Nateete Police Station to vomit them.
Outspoken Mubiru who is a member of the opposition National Unity Platform (NUP), was arrested alongside Busega Youth chairman Samuel Kibirige and other youth. They were all found at Ivan Mubiru’s home enjoying the weekend.
Since their arrest, the area MP Aloysius Mukasa camped at Nateete Police Station after he realized that Mubiru was being haunted due to his political belief and being his staunch supporter.
In an audio recorded by Mubiru a few hours after he was arrested, he pinned Lubaga Division Deputy Mayor Hajjat Rehema Fugge to be the invisible hand behind his arrest.
“My supporters, I was arrested due to trapped-up charges connected to homosexuality. That I was involved in acts of homosexuality. It’s a lie, truth is, I am being haunted by Deputy Mayor Hajjat Rehema Fugge. Although I am arrested, I won’t be forsaken.” Revealed Lord Councilor Ivan Mubiru who a few weeks ago, declared his intention to contest for Lubaga division mayor, a seat occupied by Fugge’s boss, Zaccy Mberaze. Both Mberaze and Fugge are also members of NUP. When we reached Deputy mayor Fugge to give her side about Mubiru’s allegations that she is in bed with security officials to torment NUP supporters, she did not bother to respond.
According to rumour making rounds, Fugge is also interested in this seat. Therefore, the row between Fugge and Ivan Mubiru is linked to their interest for the same seat.
Back to Mubiru’s arrest, he was picked from his home at around 8pm. He was found with his colleagues.
Efforts to enquire from police officers why he was being arrested were futile, although one of the arresting officers was heard talking about disobeying presidential directives on curfew.
“But they were at their home, inside a house. Does it mean, these days curfew goes up to our homes? The charge sheet is not clear at all.” MP Mukasa told this news website on Sunday morning.
Hon. Mukasa hired lawyers for the arrested youth who processed for their police bond and released on Monday evening.
Before that, there were fears from Lubaga South people that their leaders will be linked to bombs blasts in Kampala.
Thank God, ‘Omuloodi’ Mubiru and his colleagues have regained their freedom.
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