Police is holding the acting officer in charge of Entebbe International Airport Police for detaining Mbusa Nyamwisi, a former Congo presidential candidate.
Innocent Tusiime who was held at Jinja Road Police Station following his arrest a week ago, reportedly detained Nyamwisi, a former minister and rebel in President Joseph Kabila’s government.
While transiting through Uganda, Tusiime ordered Nyamwisi’s arrest and refused to release him even after being ordered by State House.
Special Forces Commander Col Don Nabaasa called police to no avail and personally drove to the airport but the politician had already missed the flight.
State House directed all airport police officers involved in the saga arrested and interrogated for defying the president’s directive.
The Commandant of the Airport Police Colleb Mugume was on a sick leave but Tumusiime was quickly picked by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence [CMI] operatives and locked away.
Nyamwisi around whom the saga rotates leads the Forces for Renewal political party and was Minister of Decentralization and Urban and Regional Planning until September 2011 when he resigned to run for president.
He also served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2008. Nyamwisi’s father fought with the Rally for Congolese Democracy (RCD) against the government of Laurent-Désiré Kabila in the Second Congo War.