KAMPALA – Human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo has been arrested a few minutes ago by security.
He was picked from a Lamaro restaurant located in Kamwokya, handcuffed and taken to an unknown location, the owner of the restaurant has confirmed
National Unity Platform presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, criticised the move.
“Distinguished human rights lawyer Nicholas Opio has been abducted from a restaurant in Kamwokya. He was abducted with other human rights lawyers who are involved in investigating and collecting evidence of the murders that occurred between 18th and 19th November, 2020 by security. According to eye witnesses, they were thrown into a van with tinted glasses, bearing private number plates.
At this point, we suspect that their abduction is intended to frustrate the ongoing investigation of gross human rights abuses. Our legal teams have embarked on the process of establishing their whereabouts. The regime is in total panic. And yes, the empire is crumbling.”