KAMPALA, UGANDA: Police has finally opened up on the arrest and detention of Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya saying he faces fresh charges of treason and incitement to violence.
Ssegirinya, currently detained at Special Investigations Division in Kireka was re-arrested outside the gates of Kigo prison on Monday just moments after his immediate release from jail where he was remanded with Kamindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana on murder and terrorism charges.
Speaking about his arrest on Monday Evening, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said; “We want to inform the public that Hon Ssegirinya Muhammad has also been rearrested on fresh charges of treason and incitement to violence by the joint security task team of investigators.”
“He has been transferred to the Special Investigations Division, in Kireka for further statement recording and action,” he added.
SSegirinya’s re-arrest came hours after President Museveni slammed courts of law for granting bail to murder suspects and vowed to fight it politically and legally.
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Just like his Makindye west counterpart Allan Ssewanyana, Ssegirinya was re-arrested as he left Kigo prison where they were remanded on September 8.
The duo is accused of having a hand in the recent spate of killings in the Greater Masaka sub-region that left close to 30 people dead. They were charged with six counts, including murder, attempted murder, and aiding and abetting terrorism.
Meanwhile, Lukwago yesterday revealed that he managed to talk to Ssewanyana at the Office of the Investigations Officer Det. ASP Matanzima at Police’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka.
“Have finally managed to speak to Hon. Allan Ssewanyana at the office of the I.O Det. ASP Matanzima at SIU Kireka, where he had been transferred for purposes of recording a new statement following his abduction and detention incommunicado,” Lukwago told journalists yesterday.