Order out for MP Zaake arrest over treason

The Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament, Francis Butebi Zaake

The Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has ordered for the arrest of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake following his appearance at CID headquarters in Kibuli.

CID detectives early in the week grilled Zaake for several hours and sanctioned charges of escaping from Lawful custody and treason against him.

He is accused of participating in the stoning of President Museveni’s convoy in Arua Municipality by-election during the August campaigns.

According to police, Zaake and Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine commanded a group of youths that obstructed the president’s motorcade and smashed the windscreen of a presidential convoy vehicle.

After being arrested and allegedly tortured in custody, Zaake was admitted at Arua Referral Hospital where he reportedly escaped from his sick bed.

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The DPP wants Zaake arrested and taken to Arua High Court for trial.

When CID summoned him to be driven to Arua, Zaake instead sent his lawyers Medard Sseggona and Nicholas Opiyo.

The lawyers told detectives that Zaake is too sick to travel is currently undergoing physiotherapy at Lubaga Hospital.



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