KAMPALA – The Uganda Police Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga has on June 17 said Mr. Andrew Mukasa of Bajjo Events is going to be charged for inciting violence, treason or misprision of treason while addressing the media at Police Headquarters in Naguru.
According to Mr. Enanga, the cases are related to the comments Mr. Mukasa made warning the president of Uganda of how they will oust him before 2021 which circulated online and is under inquiry by the Special Investigation Directorate under the Criminal Investigations Directorate.
CP Enanga said that “He [Bajjo] further warns the military of similar plans to oust the President, and indicates with confidence how he had people backing him,” Enanga said.
Mr. Enanga has warned all individuals and groups, that posting videos glorifying violence using undemocratic means is an infringement on the law.
“We, therefore, advise the public not to share such videos. As law enforcement agencies, we also pledge to work constructively with all stakeholders to understand the dangers of incitement to violence,” he remarked.
Mr. Enanga has, on the other hand, trashed allegations that the Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig Sabiiti Muzeyi is behind the arrest of Mr. Andrew Mukasa.
“We are also aware of attempts by those who patronize the suspect to divert the attention of the public and investigators from the major investigation, by dragging the person of the (DIGP), into the arrest of Andrew Mukasa,” he said.
He said that the Deputy Inspector General of Police last used those number plates in May 2018, while appearing before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee.
“He has since been allocated an official police vehicle and now has no attachment to those private numbers plates. The investigations will continue and the suspect will be handled in accordance with the laws of the country,” Enanga said.
The Events promoter and People Power activist was arrested by security operatives on the morning of Saturday 15 June at Mix Lounge, Centenary Park after holding a press conference, he was manhandled and driven to an unknown location.
Immediately after addressing journalist, three plainclothes security operatives and two counter-terrorism policemen pounced on Bajjo, clad in a white t-shirt, and red jacket, dragged him in a waiting white Toyota Hiace before being driven to an unknown location.
However, police and Special Forces of Command (SFC) denied arresting Bajjo saying they had no reason.
Maj Jimmy Omara, the SFC PRO said “There is some news making rounds on social media about an alleged arrest of Mr. Andrew Mukasa a music promoter. SFC has not carried out any operation in regard to what is being peddled. This is baseless and malicious. Please ignore it with the utmost contempt it deserves.”
During the press conference, Bajjo and his colleague Abby Musinguzi aka ABTEX revealed that they intend to organise a marathon to help Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine to earn money he has lost over failed concerts.