Uganda: Video – Besigye Detained At Jinja Road Police

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has been re-arrested.

Besigye was arrested Monday at Jinja road police station on his way from Makindye Magistrates Court where a case of disobeying lawful orders against him and Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago had been dismissed.

Besigye was heading to town to meet his lawyers at Uganda House via Katwe when police first blocked him at clock tower. He returned to Entebbe road but was compelled to make a U-turn and pass via Usafi market but again police thwarted his move dispersing his supporters albeit without tear gas or sticks.

Shortly after Besigye and his supporters regrouped around Mukwano road and moved towards Jinja Road roundabout, police again intercepted him, towing his car with him inside to Jinja Road Police Station.

Unlike the recent occasions, police under the command of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP) James Ruhweza, did not beat supporters of Dr Besigye nor use tear gas. Police encircled Besigye and strategically secluded him from his supporters.

On reaching Jinja Roadd police station, Besigye was allowed to walk freely into the building where he will be detained.

At Makindye court, Besigye and Lukwago had been accused of disobeying lawful orders given by Kampala South regional police commander Siraje Bakaleke.

This was during a meeting at Sharing Hall Nsambya in April 2015 where Besigye and opposition officials were supposed to discuss constitutional amendments.

Gladys Kamasanyu Musenze, the Makindye Grade one Magistrate dismissed the case on grounds that the state had failed to produce evidence and witnesses since May 2015.

Shortly after the case was dismissed, Besigye said he was contemplating suing the state for malicious prosecution.

Source: The Monitor.


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