Police finally clears Zaake, flying to India today: lawyer

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Deputy police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango

Today, Monday 3 September 2018, Uganda Police Force completed preliminary investigations on Hon. Francis Zaake Mutebi, Member of Parliament, Mityana Municipality.

After fulfilling the requirements, Uganda Police Force has given Hon. Zaake Police bond and he is free to travel, said deputy spokesperson Patrick Onyango.

On Thursday 30 August 2018, Hon. Zaake escaped from Rubaga hospital and Police stopped him from leaving the country at Entebbe International Airport and he was referred to Mulago Hospital (Kiruddu) for medical examination as part of the investigations.

“Police has been investigating a number of cases as a result of the Arua Municipality by-election incident,” Onyango said.

He added: “The offences include treason, assault and malicious damage.”

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Zaake was earlier charged with treason and unlawful escape from police custody.

He is now free to travel to India as earlier planned to seek better medical treatment.

Opiyo told edge.ug that he was already at the airport with Zaake who is flying out this evening.

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