MP Zaake attacks police over father’s business brawl

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A letter dated January 18 from police flying squad summoned Ssembuusi Emmanuel Butebi, the father of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake for questioning.

According to the letter, Butebi was expected at central police station in Kampala to record a statement in connection with threatening violence.

The letter warned that he would be arrested in case of failure to comply.

Tycoon Simon Kiyimba Freeman filed a case at criminal investigations directorate [CID] headquarters in Kibuli saying Butebi sent him text messages threatening him.

Police arrested Saul Mayanja and Fred Kasaalu who were traced as sources of the said messages.

Police has also summoned Daudi Malagala, Fred Nkuubi, Godfrey Buwembo, David Kateeka and Ronald Kivumvi who are implicated in the matter.

In a statement on January 21, MP Zaake said Mayanja and Kasaalu were arrested on Friday in Mityana Municipality by the ex-commandant of Flying Squad SSP Kakonge Peter.

“…[he] also summoned many other traders within Mityana Municipality including my Father, Mr. Emmy Ssembusi Butebi to appear before him and record statements about the alleged threatening of violence against the person of John Kiyimba Fred alias Kiyimba Freeman.”

Zaake said he knows it for a fact that these are business battles, and it’s not by surprise that some elements within Uganda Police are being used by one individual to fight his battles by suppressing the rights and freedoms of others but we are warning them to desist from such acts otherwise the law will shape them to order.

Zake said he had contacted Police to ascertain the whereabouts of the arrested two but until now no pronouncement has been made about the matter.

“We do task Police to immediately release the two because they are being detained illegally as per the dictates of the law stipulating the time within which suspects are to leave Police custody.”

He demanded that they be produced before the court of law rather than keeping them incommunicado.

Zaake said he was not surprised that police is being used to fight business battles in Mityana for one man John Kiyimba Fred alias Kiyimba Freeman.

“We have already embarked on a legal process through our lawyers to bring justice to the persecuted businessmen.”

 

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