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Fresh Details emerge on Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo’s Arrest

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Police have spoken out on the arrest of Uganda human rights lawyer and activist Mr. Nicholas Opiyo.

Opiyo was arrested on Tuesday by security operatives. He was picked from a Lamaro restaurant located in Kamwokya, handcuffed and taken to an unknown location.

According to Police, the Chapter Four Uganda was arrested by a Joint Task team of Security and Financial Intelligence, on allegations of money laundering and related malicious acts.

“We would like to confirm the arrest of Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo by a Joint Task team of Security and Financial Intelligence, on allegations of money laundering and related malicious acts,” said Police.

“The investigations are progressing well and any new developments will be communicated in due course. He remains in our custody at the Special Investigations Division.” Police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The arrest of the award winning lawyer and head of Chapter Four Uganda quickly sparked outrage on social media with growing calls for his immediate release

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