Friday, July 21, 2017

#Uganda police prison bus carrying arrested opposition members catches fire - @FDCOfficial1

The suspects being transported by police in a
Fifty seven FDC activists who had been detained at Nalufenya in Jinja District have abandoned a police bus that was transporting them to Kasangati Police Station in Wakiso District and opted to walk after it caught fire.
The activists, some of whom this newspaper talked to, said the bus first developed a mechanical problems around Mabira forest in Buikwe District after which police was called to the scene and fixed the problem.
The bus broke down again at Bulyantente in Lugazi town council along the Kampala-Jinja highway, barely 20 minutes after the first incident which raised suspicion by the occupants who moved out and opted to walk the remaining distance.
The suspects being transported by police in a bus after FDC leaders secured them bond . Photo by Denis Edema
The 57, who included FDC presidential aspirant Patrick Amuriat, the Mbale chairperson Margaret Wokuri Madanda and other party mobilisers, were being transported to the Kasangati Police Station to sign bond forms following their release.
The suspects were arrested on Tuesday and briefly detained at Kasangati Police Station before being transferred to Nalufenya detention centre.
All the other activists had been similarly detained at Nalufenya.
By press time, police was trying restrain the activists from walking after reportedly receiving information that their colleagues had planned to cause chaos in Lugazi town.

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