KAMPALA – Prophet Elvis Mbonye has threatened to sue government for delaying investigations into a case where he is accused of decampaigning the rubella-measles immunisation programme.
The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) on Wednesday extended Pastor Mbonye’s bond to January as they continue investigations into the matter.
But Mbonye’s lawyer, Simon Sseyonga, on Thursday said that they giving Government two days to prosecute him and prove that he is the owner of the social media account that attacked the government on the vaccination process.
“We are going to take legal action if the verdict of my client is not given in the next two days. We are tired of wasting our time coming to police” Mr Ssenyonga told journalists.
He said the government is deliberately frustrating the pastor’s ministry by failing to prove that he is the owner of the Facebook account in the name of Mugisha Elvis Mbonye that de-campaigned the immunisation programme.
But Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson, said investigations are not conducted hurriedly as Mbonye wants.
He said that they are waiting for the opinion from government agencies dealing in ICT and communications to establish whether Prophet Mbonye owns the Facebook account.
“Prophet Mbonye appeared at CID headquarters to answer his police bond on Wednesday. His bond has been extended to January 8. By that time, we expect to have received the ICT experts’ opinion on the matter,” Twine said.