KAMPALA – Police has written to Lubaga hospital demanding that frail Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake be surrendered and transferred to Mulago hospital.
Police Spokesman Emilian Kayima has confirmed that police wrote to the hospital management to surrender the legislator to the police authorities. Mr. Kayima explained that Zaake will receive treatment from Mulago hospital as he awaits prosecution.
Mr. Kayima insisted that the Mityana Municipality MP is facing charges of escape from lawful custody and treason.
On Friday unknown people attempted to grab Zaake from his hospital bed at Lubaga Hospital on Friday night, his family has revealed.
Family members on Friday night old this website that about five plain-clothed men believed to be security agents attempted to grab Zaake from the hospital.
“They came here (on Friday) night disguising as his [Zaake] friends but our suspicion was raised when they started threatening us, and when we alerted the hospital security, they ran away,” Zaake’s brother, Daniel Mugambwa told journalists on Starday.
But Kayima has denounced accusations of trying to grab Zaake from his hospital bed at Lubaga hospital saying that the claims are merely “political theatrics.”
“There is no security officer from the Police or sister security agencies that attempted to arrest Hon. Francis Zaake from his hospital bed at Rubaga Hospital. These are political theatrics with no basis of truth whatsoever,” Kayima said.
It has remained unclear about how Zaake reached Lubaga hospital gate.
President Museveni in recent statements said Mr. Zaake was among the MPs arrested following the scuffle that led to the shooting of MP and singer Bobi Wine’s driver, Yasin Kawuma, in Arua but escaped from police custody and that he was a wanted man.
Mr. Kayima recently confirmed that security forces had arrested Zaake in connection to the chaos that ensued in Arua during the parliamentary by-election seat and said the force is investigating how the MP resurfaced at Rubaga hospital after two days of unclear whereabouts.