Brian Mugabo, the political aide to suspended State Minister for Labour and Industrial Relations Herbert Kabafunzaki has reported death threats.
Mugabo says that he has occasionally been trailed by unknown people near his home in Ndejje.
Mugabo recalls that on July 7th 2019 he left home going for lunch Prayers at St Matia Mulumba at Old Kampala, unidentified people followed him on motorcycles but he didn’t take it seriously.
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Mugabo notes that he later reported his death threats at Old Kampala Police Station on July 10th, 2019, hoping that police can give him security.
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The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that Mugabo reported the case with police under General Enquiries File number GF 41/2019.
“True the case was registered but the Officer in Charge of Criminal Investigations Department-OC CID could not access the file because the officer handling it locked it in the drawer, I cannot give details”, Onyango said.
Mugabo is a suspect in the 5 million shillings bribery case with Kabafunzaki. The two were charged alongside Bruce Lubowa.
The prosecution alleges that between 6th and 8th April 2017 at Serena Hotel in Kampala the suspects directly solicited and accepted a 5 million shillings bribe from an Indian Investor Muhammed Hamid, the Chairman Aya Group of companies as an inducement to clear Hamid of sexual harassment allegations.
Prosecution further alleges that the trio together with Hamid met at Aya’s Hotel now the Pearl of Africa Hotel on April 8, 2017, where they reportedly negotiated a lawyer’s legal fee of shillings 3 million.