KAMPALA – A combined force of Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Special Forces Command (SFC) officers have arrested a senior operative at Internal Security Organization (ISO) on allegations of attempting to interfere with a UPDF-led operation.
The operative, Simon Peter Odong is also accused of releasing information smearing members of the First Family to a city online Publisher, intelligence sources told this website.
Mr. Odongo, who heads the ICT department at ISO, was arrested after he threatened to shoot at UPDF soldiers who were investigating alleged mismanagement and interference with the relief food distribution exercise by other ISO operatives.
Mr. Odongo was also arrested alongside two others in connection with committing cybercrime, details of which we are yet to establish.
ISO Director General Col. Frank Kaka Bagyenda was not immediately available for a comment while UPDF spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said that he could not comment on operations of other security agencies, reasoning that ISO was not under UPDF.
Intelligence sources said on Wednesday that Mr Mr Odong would too be investigated for authoring several fictitious reports targeting top city persons, who would at times be extorted.
Odongo came into the limelight in 2018 when he claimed to have tapped conversations of former police chief Kale Kayihura and his protege Herbert Muhangi on how they allegedly plotted the killing of Andrew Felix Kaweesi.