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DPP sanctions criminal charges against Fred Lumbuye

Blogger Fred Kajubi, alias Lumbuye. PHOTO/ COURTESY

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has sanctioned criminal charges lined up against Turkish-based blogger and government social media critic, Mr. Fred Kajubi, alias Lumbuye.

Daily Monitor’s Andrew Bagala reports that the DPP is processing more files as police await his deportation from Turkey for interrogation and prosecution.

Fred Lumbuye was ‘arrested’ by Turkish authorities last week as he attempted to have his VISA renewed at the Ugandan Embassy in Turkey.

In a press briefing on Monday, Uganda police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that 15 case files have so far been sanctioned against the government critic. These include spreading harmful propaganda, incitement to violence using improvised explosive devices, and offensive communication among others.

“Once he is handed over to the police, we shall process the 15 case files that were opened against him,” Enanga said.

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The Ugandan government wants Lumbuye deported to face criminal charges but they haven’t yet sought an Interpol request.

There were rumours that he had been deported but the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigrations said they haven’t received him.

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The spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate, Mr Charles Twiine, confirmed that all the 15 case files have been sanctioned and they are processing more against Mr Lumbuye.

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