Emmanuel Sewava, who operates a music library in Bwaise, Kawempe Division, in Kampala was arrested alongside three others on allegations of stocking fuel which they were allegedly going to use to burn the city in case the Electoral Commission announced Yoweri Museveni the winner.
The four young men who were arrested on the eve of
declaring results of presidential elections are still in police cells without
trial, one week later. In Uganda, persons arrested must be produced in a court of law within 48 hours or be released.
Emmanuel Sewava, who operates a music library in
Bwaise, Kawempe Division in Kampala was arrested alongside three others on
allegations of stocking fuel which they were allegedly going to use to burn the
City in case the Electoral Commission announced Yoweri Museveni the winner.
A police source at Kawempe police station said Uganda
People’s Defence Forces –UPDF soldiers and policemen in overt and covert
operations arrested the quartet at 1:15am and dumped them in the cells.
“They brought them here in the night and they had been
beaten, we were given an order to keep them until they clear us to take them to
court,” source said.
Other youth who were arrested with Sewava are Yunus
Ssentamu, Hamidu Ssentamu and Geoffrey Kiggundu. Another detective said
Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID had taken over the case.
Assistant Superintendent of Police –ASP Charles Twine,
the CID spokesperson, confirmed that the quartet was still in cells because
investigations are still being conducted. Twine was optimistic that if
everything goes on well the four will be arraigned in court on Monday
“Information was provided by intelligence that they
were planning to burn the city," Twine said. "They were arrested from Bwaise. They had petrol
in plastic containers. We retrieved the containers from a library operated by
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URN was informed by police source that even the three youths
arrested by UPDF in Luzira on the day the Electoral Commission declared
Museveni the winner of January 14 presidential elections are still in custody. It
is reported that at least 23 youth who are mostly believed to members or supporters of
National Unity Platform –NUP headed by Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi alias Bobi
Wine are still being detained in various police cells.
The Electoral Commission Chairman, Justice Simon Byabakama,
declared Museveni the winner with 58.64 percent while his closet rival
Kyagulanyi had 34.83 percent. Nevertheless, Kyagulanyi has since disputed the
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.