Youth power activists arrested for blackmailing IGG

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Police has arrested two suspects in connection to various allegations and are currently detained at SIU Kireka.

The two suspects are Ben Sebuguzi and Lillian Mukiibi, belonging to Youth Power Research Uganda, an illegal organisation which is not registered according to the laws of Uganda.

Deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said the holding charge are threatening violence, blackmail and extortion.

Using their illegal organisation, the duo have been using illegal methods to obtain money and information from key personalities in the country.

The most recent incident, they demanded information in possession of the IGG, Ms Irene Mulyagonja to be released to them, if not they would do something she will regret.

The IGG complain to Police and Director CID began investigations that led to their arrest.

They are likely to appear in court next week.

“We are urging members of the public who have any information in regard to this illegal group to go to CID headquarters, Kibuli.”

“We are still looking for other members of this illegal organisation.”

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