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Police Deny Asking Protesters To Prepare Coffins And Wills Before Rioting

By Our Reporter

Uganda police have denied reports they cautioned protesters to first buy coffins and write their wills before going to the streets to demonstrate.

The purported caution by Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIPG) Paul Lokech had earlier been published by the country’s news outlet, The Informer, on Tuesday, March 9.

However, taking to Twitter on Wednesday, March 10, the police refuted the claims saying Lokech had not made such a statement and it does not reflect the position of the police.

“Please disregard the fake story, as no such statement was made by the DIGP. The statement does not also reflect the position of the police. The Cybercrime Unit has been notified of this misleading story for further necessary action,” Uganda Police Force said.

The Informer further claimed that the country’s military had vowed to take on anybody who will disturb the peace of Ugandans.

As previously reported, dozens of citizens have been killed and scores injured in clashes between police and supporters of Kyadondo East MP and presidential candidate Bobi Wine.

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Wine in another incident was forced to sleep by the roadside inside his car after being blocked by a contingent of police officers from accessing a hotel.

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