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Presidential guards deny abducting promoter Bajjo

The Special Forces Command (SFC) have distanced itself from the abduction of Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo, a music promoter.
 
Bajjo was abducted on Saturday by armed security officers dressed in uniforms belonging to the Presidential Protection Guard (PPG), a unit under the elite SFC.

He was jointly addressing a press conference with fellow music promoter Abbey Musinguzi alias Abitex, the proprietor of Abitex Promotions at Centenary Park about their planned 'People Power' marathon when the security officers picked him up and led him to a waiting van registration number UAT  511C.

 
According to the promoters, the marathon is set to be stage across the region in solidarity with Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine who has had his music concerts cancelled or blocked by the state. 
 
The arrest, which was captured by journalists who were covering the presser, went viral on the social media. Some people pointed accusing fingers the SFC and Uganda People's Defence Forces.  

However, SFC spokesperson, Maj Jimmy Omara and Defense ministry spokesperson, Brigadier Richard Karemire dismiss claims that Bajjo was kidnapped by security operatives under their respective units.  

 
“I am not aware,” Brig Karemire said. 
 
Similarly, Maj Omara took to his Twitter handle and dismissed the accusations, describing the claims as malicious. He urged the public to disregard the stories of Bajjo being abducted by SFC. 
 
“There is some news making rounds on social media about an alleged arrest of Mr Andrew Mukasa a music promoter. SFC has not carried out any operation in regard to what is being peddled. This is baseless and malicious. Please ignore it with the utmost contempt it deserves,” Maj Omara said. 

Fresh information indicates that the number plate on the vehicle that was used to pick Bajjo is the same number that was on the vehicle the deputy inspector general of police, Maj Gen Muzeeyi Sabiiti used when he appeared in parliament in March 2018 for vetting. 

Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) clarified back then that UAT  511C that was on Sabiiti’s Land Cruiser belonged to a Spacio vehicle in the name of Abdullah Trading Company. 

 
This isn’t the first time security operatives are on spot over kidnapping suspects. Last year, several people were grabbed by plain clothed security operatives and bundled into vehicles with fake number plates. 

The country was equally stunned by the video of the brutal arrest of Yusuf Kawooya, a member of Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) who was kidnapped and battered with gun butts by plain clothed security operatives in front of Christ the King Church on Colville road. 

Comments

+4 #1 Kelly 2019-06-17 09:59
Two things here. First, there is an alleged kidnap of a citizen which was captured by the press.

Secondly SFC and UPDF are unbothered about the purported kidnap, or worse still police is disinterested.

And guess what! Enanga will come out with the usual statement that "No one has come to register a complaint at our desks, so we can't follow up".

Who complained about the purported stoning of the presidential convoy in Arua at the heights of the by election?
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+1 #2 kabayekka 2019-06-17 12:44
That is what most people are advising the young ambitious musician Bobi Wine.

If Bobi Wine supporters are not going to be protected over their human rights stand, and they are abducted or killed anyhow as one has seen with mobile money agents and hardware shop owners, why continue to preach that the oncoming national democratic elections will be free and fair.

And Mr Bobi Wine as well as Dr Besigye will be able to participate and protect their electorate under such very dangerous circumstances.

Bad people muzanyira kubwongo nobulamu bwabantu ba Uganda. Just to formulate dodgy elections and retain state power at any cost.
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+1 #3 kaala 2019-06-17 16:46
All the signs and symptoms of a dying regime are here for all of us to see.

It's just a matter of time before these goons are swallowed up by the forces of history...!
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0 #4 Wainainchi 2019-06-18 00:05
Of course thugs usually blame government and its people of some bad things.

However we saw recently waves of killings of political people belonging to the govetnment.

I would suspect that some dirty games are also involved some thugs could be wearing uniforms ??
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0 #5 juwait kali 2019-06-18 20:43
So kabakayekka what do you suggest be done? Or do you think bobi wine is not taking a risk himself?

How many people died before Amin, Obote were removed from power?

Give a new opposition a chance to execute their strategy. Do you really think bobi wine doesn't know the elections in Uganda are fake?
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