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Two Held for Threatening Violence Against Security Minister

It came after the minister allegedly received life threatening text messages on his mobile phone from unknown people.
Police is holding two timber dealers in Hoima town accused of threatening violence against security minister Muruli Mukasa. The suspects are Joshua Agaba, a resident of Mwendate village in Bujumbura division and Francis Yiga, a resident of Buhimba Sub County. Both Yiga and Agaba were picked up on Wednesday and Friday last week respectively by detectives from Kampala police headquarters.  In March 2012, Muruli Mukasa filed a complaint of threatening violence at Kampala central police station.

It came after the minister allegedly received life threatening messages on his mobile phone from unknown people. Lydia Tumushabe, the Mid Western Regional Police Spokesperson says that their investigations show that the messages were sent from mobile phones belonging to the two businessmen. She explains that after the minister filed the complaint, they teamed up with telecommunication companies to track down the numbers used to send the messages.

Tumushabe explains that after sending the life threatening messages, the duo switched off their phones for sometime, but later switched them on leading to their arrest. She says that the suspects were transferred to the Kampala police headquarters for further interrogation before they are presented in court to face charges of threatening violence. However, URN was unable to establish whether the threats are connected to the huge chunk of land, the minister owns in Kyangwali Sub County in Hoima district.

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