Police speaks about the arrest of Nakaseke MP Lutamaguzi

Police speaks about the arrest of Nakaseke MP Lutamaguzi

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On Wednesday, police arrested Nakaseke South Member of Parliament, Luttamaguzi Ssemakula and scores of his supporters over a planned political rally. 

The MP was intercepted while at Wakasanke village along Matugga-Ssemuto road.

When his supporters had about his arrest, they blocked the roads and start chanting his praises while hurling insults at Lutamaguzi. 

To disperse the crowds, police used teargas under the command of Sulaiman Kitaka. 

The situation even got more chaotic when supporters started pelting the officers with bottles.

Protesters argued that police was favoring  NRM politicians. They consequently started defacing posters of NRM candidates. 

Scores that were arrested were taken to Semuto Police Station.

Isah Ssemwogerere, the Savannah Region Police Spokesperson, said the MP was arrested because he wanted to hold a rally which is not allowed as per the Covid-19 prevention guidelines.

Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament and the President of NUP went on his Facebook page and said, “The violent arrest and detention of Hon. Luttamaguzi Ssemakula is not only unfortunate but an indication of the double standards of this regime. While NRM politicians go on holding massive rallies, processions and meetings, this is how they treat leaders who are opposed to the regime. We should all demand for fairness and equal treatment of all Ugandans.”

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