Police has refuted claims that their security officers assaulted NBS TV journalist Francis Isano during the burial of the late Pastor Yiga Augustine of the Revival Ministries in Kawaala a few weeks ago.
“Our attention has been drawn to a tweet alleging that police attacked and assaulted a journalist who was doing his lawful duties during the burial of Pastor Yiga Augustine,” said Kampala metropolitan deputy spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire
In a statement released on Sunday November 15, Owoyesigyire noted that Police reached out to Isano’s friend who said that he was with him on that fateful day.
“His colleague said that he was attacked by youth that had taken advantage of a big crowd at the burial to rob items from unsuspecting mourners,” Owoyesigire said.
He added that they are yet to record Isano’s statement to collaborate what his friend, the eye witness, said.
“On that day, he was allegedly assaulted by a group of youth commonly known as ‘Bigali’ who went on rampage robbing and assaulting members of the public,” Owoyesigyire revealed.
“A subsequent operation was conducted in the areas where this specific group operates and many of them were arrested and suspected stolen items were recovered. They were arraigned in court,” Owoyesigyire added.