ASP Ismail Kaawo the acting Rwenzori east Police spokesperson told URN reporter on Friday that the five are charged with account of trying to overthrow a legitimate government after finding them with documents calling for an uprising.
Police in Kasese has slapped the five arrested members
of National Unity Platform -NUP with the charge of plotting to overthrow the
The five were arrested by security operatives on
Tuesday from Kamaiba Lower, Kamaiba Ward in Kasese Municipality.
Police identified the
suspects as Bryan Basisa, the NUP Kasese District Chairperson; Geoffrey Bwambale,
the NUP coordinator for Bundibugyo; Atanazio Isanat from Ntoroko district; Isaac Mumbere-NUP flag bearer for Nyamwamba Division in Kasese in the last general elections
and Oniz Kule a boda boda rider from Hima Town.
ASP Ismail Kaawo the acting
Rwenzori east Police spokesperson told URN reporter on Friday that the five are
charged with a count of trying to overthrow a legitimate government after
finding them with documents calling for an uprising.
He adds that security
is also scrutinizing other several documents they found with the group but was hesitant
to divulge there details.
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Kaawo adds that police are
finalizing its investigations and the suspects would soon be presented before
court to answer the charge.
The regional police
spokesperson says that whereas its legitimate for Ugandans to show their discontent, it must be done through proper channels and with the guidance of security forces
especially the police.
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Emmanuel Kirunda the lawyer representing the suspects
says police has since Tuesday denied him access to his clients.
However he maintains that he is working with NUP national leadership to ensure the five regain their freedom.
Samuel Masereka, the Kasese NUP District Registrar says the charge is meant to tarnish the name of NUP and its members, adding that the party has built its trust among Ugandans through exhibiting peaceful conduct.