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Police Lists Charges Against Detained NUP Members

Police is currently processing charges against 90 suspected members of the National Unity Platform party who were arrested on Wednesday in Kalangala district.

The suspects were picked up in a swoop operation while Bobi Wine campaigned in the island district.

Most of the arrested are said to be members Bobi Wine’s campaign team.

Fred Enanga the police spokesman in a statement this afternoon said the suspects “formed part of the violent mobile teams from Kampala”

The arrest he said followed investigations by a joint task team of investigators, comprising of CCTV analysts, cybercrime, intelligence and CID experts and intelligence leads.

After being arrested, the group was transferred to the Masaka Central Police Station, where statements were recorded from them.

Enanga in the testament said the suspects were facing charges relating to incitement to violence, disobedience of lawful orders, inconsiderate use of the roads, and negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease.

“The violent group of suspects associated to NUP, have been working falsely as a parallel but illegal government and actively involved in acts of intimidation and lawlessness across different parts of the country. The operation therefore, was aimed at keeping all Ugandans safe and to help eliminate all continuous acts of impunity, lawlessness and political violence, during the ongoing campaigns and electoral events”

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While addressing press earlier this morning, Bobi Wine said a team of NUP lawyers had been dispatched to Masaka to secure the release of their colleagues.

He said the arrest was a ploy by government to “slow down” his campaign.

Meanwhile, another subsidiary group of 26 suspects from the community in Kalangala, were also questioned and their statements recorded on similar allegations.

More so, six cars 20 motorcycles were impounded in the operation according to Enanga.

The case file he said has since been submitted to the Resident State Attorney for legal guidance and probable sanctioning, while the suspects still remain in custody.

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