Police hunts NBS anchor Sserwanja, arrests wife & BBC journalists

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NBS TV's senior investigative reporter and anchor, Solomon Serwanjja

Last night security operatives surrounded the home of Solomon Serwanja a journalist with NBS TV.

They did not find him in the house and instead arrested his wife Vivian Nakaliika Sserwanja and a driver.

Police also arrested BBC journalist Kassim Mohammed and freelance cameraman Godfrey Badebye.

They are detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala.

The police commander for Kampala Metropolitan Area, Moses Kafeero has told HRNJ-UGANDA that it’s a long story.

Police explains

Uganda Police said it is still searching for NBS TV’s senior investigative reporter and anchor, Serwanjja.

Serwanjja was working on a joint investigative report with the team from the BBC, a media partner with NBS.

Those arrested remain at the Kampala Central Police Station while efforts to secure their release continue.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Mrs Serwanjja has been brought to police to record a statement.

“We are looking for Mr Serwanjja to help us understand how government drugs ended up at his home,” Onyango told press at CPS Thursday afternoon.

“We found 14 boxes of government medicine, including Hepatitis drugs, at Mr Serwanjja’s home. We are looking for Mr Serwanjja to help us understand how government drugs ended up at his home.”

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