The army has said that they will continue holding suspected
criminals who are a threat to the public.
There have been increased cases of alleged abductions
of opposition members especially in Entebbe and other parts of the country. Some
of the people reported missing are; Julius Kayiwa, a Boda Boda rider in Katabi
who was reportedly picked by armed men, Julius Buwembo from Katabi Central
market, Ssemakula Asuman from Busega, and Ugandan boxer Justin Juuko who Government
says he was picked up for treachery charges.
This has prompted families of the
victims to come out and demand security personnel to produce them in courts of
Deputy Spokesperson of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) Lt.
Col. Deo Akiiki, was responding to concerns about the continued disappearance
of several people.
According to Akiiki, although they cannot confirm the disappearance of people
from Entebbe, he is sure that the security team picks suspected criminals for interrogating
before handing them over to the police.
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He says that those who have missing persons should always report to the police so
that a search is conducted.
Akiiki could not confirm whether the army has any of the suspects in detention..