The Iganga District Police Commander, David Ndaula, says they released Lugwire and his co-accused because investigations are still ongoing.
Eddy Lugwire(in white vest) poses for a phtograph with other people power activists, courtesy photo.
Eddy Lugwire, the people power
coordinator in Kigulu north constituency in Iganga district is out on police bond.
He regained temporary freedom this
morning following his arrest together with four others on Sunday night for
allegedly staging an illegal rally at Bunyiiro primary school in Nakalama Sub
The other suspects are Monisa Kusasira, Ibrahim
Kobula, Eria Sseko, and Dan Muliiko. Lugwire told
journalists shortly after his release that he was attending youth celebrations
when he was picked up.
Bunyiiro village invited me to join them for their annual end of year
celebrations but I was shocked to see police officers arresting me,” he said.
that, “Since we are never allowed to freely hold public gatherings, I can only
air out my views during events and some of my supporters even invite us for
night vigils where we address them,”.
Iganga District Police Commander, David Ndaula, says they released Bagwire and
his co-accused because investigations are still ongoing.
him doesn’t mean that the case has been closed. The suspect shall continue
reporting at CPS on a weekly basis as we prepare to produce him before courts
of law, where he shall face charges of organizing an illegal assembly contrary
to the requirements of the Public Order Management Act,” he said.