Kalule's wife Faridah Nakintu says that the operation to arrest her husband could have started at around 4pm when she received a phone call from her friend Zainabu Nakajja who was reportedly sick and held up in a clinic.
But on her way to the clinic, she was surrounded by unknown plain-clothed personnel who forced her into boarding their vehicle. To her surprise, the friend who feigned sickness earlier was in the same car. Nakintu recalls seeing several guns and other weapons in that car.
She says she was questioned about her husband's source of income and contacts in her phonebook. Her captors reportedly checked her phone and questioned her about specific contacts. Nakintu says that she was also questioned about her husband's whereabouts and how he was dressed.
According to Nakintu, the detectives who had now been joined by the officer-in-charge of Kawaala station parked their vehicle, a taxi whose registration number she did not record, a few metres from the mosque. But the officer-in-charge of Kawaala police post reportedly told them that they were likely to meet resistance if they tried to arrest anyone from around that mosque.
This is when they started tracking Kalule's movements. However, Nakintu says she was cautioned that she would be detained if they lost track of him. Kalule was later grabbed and dragged into waiting the taxi and driven to Kawaala police station.
Nakintu says that she was told that the husband was being taken to the Criminal Investigations Department and that he would return home as soon as they are through with his issues. But, according to Nakintu, the family has since failed to trace him.
Kalule's mother Saudah Nakamanya said the circumstances under which Kalule was arrested are shocking and surprising. The deputy spokesperson of Uganda People's Defence Forces Lt Col Deo Akiiki said that Kalule is currently being held at Special Investigations Unit in Kireka and that he is under investigations on matters prejudicial to national security.
Meanwhile, locals from Kawaala said that Kalule could have been arrested in relation to the death of former Buyende district police commander Muhammad Kirumira who was gunned down on September 8 in Bulenga.
The locals say that one suspect, Abdu Kateregga who was recently shot dead in Namungoona over the murder used to pray from the same mosque where Kalule is the Imam. They allege that after Kateregga's shooting, Kalule was captured on television defending his innocence.