Ogajjo Barasa, the Mbale District Resident Commissioner refuted allegations that Katoogo was nailed. He said a report from the pathologist does not indicate in any way that force was used during the driving of the nail in the mouth.
Resistance Movement-NRM party leadership in Mbale district has disowned a man
who claims to have been nailed in the mouth for composing a song praising President,
It came after Isaac
Katoogo alias Ambassador wa Yesu, a resident of Kiteeso cell in Namakwekwe ward
in Northern division claimed that three masked men intercepted him on Monday
evening around Nkoma, a Mbale town suburb and drove nails through his cheek.
They reportedly accused him of composing a
song in praise of president, Yoweri Museveni and his NRM party. However, the NRM party
leadership in Mbale has disowned Katoogo, saying they don’t know him as one of
Muhamood Masaba, the Mbale District NRM Party Chairperson told
journalists in the Mbale Resident District Commissioner’s office Wednesday that
the NRM secretariat in Mbale doesn’t know Katoogo.
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Barasa Ogajjo, the Mbale
District Resident Commissioner also dismissed claims that Katoogo was nailed.
He said a report from the police pathologist doesn’t show that there was any
force used to drive a nail through the claimant’s cheek.
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John Robert Tukei, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson told URN that they have
forwarded Katoogo to the headquarters of the Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence for further interrogations.
He says that Katoogo risks being
charged with providing police with false information should his allegations
turn out to be false.
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isn’t the first person to claim that he has been nailed because of his support
for NRM. Last month, Baker Kasumba, a resident of Kivuulu in Kawempe
Division reported to Kibe Police Post in Kalerwe with two inch six nails in his
Kasumba claimed he had been attacked by two men accusing him
of supporting the ruling NRM party. They reportedly drive the nails through his
palms to teach a lesson. No suspect has been arrested in connection to the attack.