FUFA buys tycoon Wavamunno’s radio station

Following his arrest last year on allegations of having connections with the then exiled former spy master Gen. David Sejusa, treat Kampala businessman Francis Matovu demands Shs 46bn in compensation from government for what he terms as defamation.

Addressing journalists in Kampala, Matovu through his lawyers led by David Mushabe and Mike Mabikke explained that he was arrested by security operatives who later destroyed his cars worth millions of shillings in a bid to gather evidence linking him to Sejusa.

“He is an innocent businessman who deals with not only Sejusa but many other people including army officers and civilians. Why was he singled out by the army as a rebel collaborator before his vehicles were confiscated and later destroyed?”Mabikke asked while addressing journalists on Wednesday morning.

“His 2 vehicles worth Shs 400m and Shs 250m were taken and later installed with spy gadgets all in the name of finding evidence linking him rebel activities before they (vehicles) later got destroyed.”

Ugandan intelligence personnel on December 10, 2014 raided the residence of Kampala businessman Francis Matovu in Lweza Zone in Makindye for reportedly being the main link between exiled Coordinator of Intelligence organs, Gen David Sejusa and subversive elements in the country before being arrested and detained at Kajjansi Police station.

Matovu denied the charges. At the time of his arrest, Sejusa was still in hiding in United Kingdom.

According to Mabikke, Matovu was first arrested in May 2013 for putting up Sejusa posters in Kampala and later taken to court but was not charged.

“He lost a deal worth $34m in which he was entitled to a 10 percent commission but clients pulled out after learning of the rebel dealings accusations by government. He was detained in police cells for 4 days before he was later released without any charge.”


“Why was he persecuted for doing business with Sejusa whose activities he didn’t know? Did it require him to first ask for his (Sejusa) political interests before doing business with him? It’s high time government paid for its mistakes to innocent people like Matovu who do business with everyone including army officers, government officials and civilians,” Mabikke noted.

According to David Mushabe, the businessman has lost contact of all his business associates for fear of arrest after government agencies made statements implicating him of participating in rebel activities.

“We seek a compensation of not less than Shs46bn from government for malicious damage, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment and defamation by government onto our client. He was on several occasions illegally arrested and interrogated by the UPDF on allegations of aiding and abetting treason by Gen. David Sejusa but later acquitted,” Mushabe explained.

The lawyers however noted that they are ready for negotiations with government to solve the matter amicably before going to court.
Police has today morning arrested their own man after he was found with an SMG riffle in Nakaseke town yet he was not deployed there.

Police suspects that Barnet Musiime a police constable attached to the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka was using the riffle to rob motorcycles.

Musiime was arrested after he lied that he was in Nakaseke making a follow up on a suspected motorcycle thief.

“We do not operate like that as police; when we asked him who had deployed him in Nakaseke, search he told us it was his superiors at Kireka but on contacting them, mind they denied and revealed that they had spent two weeks without seeing him, ” said Lamech Kigozi the police publicist Savanah region.

Kigozi adds that due to the increase in thefts of motorcycles, the officer may be part of the robbers who terrorize districts of Luwero, Nakasongola and Nakaseke.

He is currently being detained at Kiwooko police station as investigations go on
Despite the pandemonium that is going in Ugandan football over administration and running of the local topflight league, order FUFA is continuing to register positive results and has now has bought a radio station  on the frequency 102.1 (Wava FM) formerly owned by city businessman Gordon Wavamunno .

The fee FUFA payed for the equipment is still undisclosed.

Addressing the journalists from the different media houses during the weekly press conference in Mengo, more about Moses Magogo, the Fufa president said the 102.1 FUFA Radio is to help boost the FUFA Communications department.

The radio operations take immediate effect.  Magogo says the capital used to acquire the equipment was from a FIFA bonus from the revenue fetched from the 2014 World Cup.

Magogo also explained that the radio, whose radius coverage is 80km was a project passed by the FUFA General Assembly in Lira and will help in the promotion of FA Commercial purposes.

Recruitment is ongoing.

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