KAMPALA – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Okoth Martin Ochola has instructed the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) to start investigations against Kassanda North legislator Simeo Nsubuga for allegedly issuing a life threatening audio message.
The audio clip that has since made rounds on social media attributed to Nsubuga, threatening a person only identified as Sonko whom he allegedly accuses of persuading his coordinators to join his political rival’s camp.
According to the audio, Nsubuga is heard telling Sonko to stop contacting his campaign coordinators or else “he might not live long enough to raise his children”.
“I get reports from my constituency that you call my coordinators, mobilisers and supporters that my rival, Michael Muhumuza wants them. My brother, you have a family with young children, if you want to live, get out of my issues, It is me who has told you, it is not that I sent someone. If you want to see your children growing, leave me,” Nsubuga allegedly said according to the audio.
“Don’t say that I didn’t tell you. This is life and death, I have told you in broad daylight.”
Nsubuga miserably lost to Michael Muhumuza in the NRM primaries and later announced that he will be running on an independent ticket.
While addressing the media police spokesperson, Fred Enanga said the audio came to the attention of the Inspector General of Police who immediately instructed the director of CID to open up the general inquiry file surrounding the incident.
“He [Nsubuga] issued warning threats against his life (Sonko), children and family. The audio further indicated that the matters to do with politics are matters of life and death. These are very serious threats to life not only of Sonko but also to his family,” Enanga said.