Retired Supreme Court Judge George Wilson Kanyeihamba on Tuesday cried while addressing press regarding the situation involving his bodyguard.
Police made a statement dismissing rumours that Kanyeihamba was held hostage by his guard attached to VIPPU at his Buziga home, Kampala City on June 7, 2019.
A police guard at the retired Judge’s home lost his father and he requested his principal, who is Prof. Kanyeihamba, to allow him go for the burial.
Police said Kanyeihamba ordered him to hand over the gun to him, which the guard rejected because a police officer isn’t allowed to hand over his firearm to unauthorised persons.
The retired Justice ordered other workers to lock the gate and not to allow the guard to leave but was never held hostage.
Addressing journalists in Kampala Tuesday, a crying Justice Kanyeihamba described as defamatory information published against him in the local dailies.
“This story was made to damage me beyond recognition. This is like I have an illegal gun,” said Justice Kanyeihamba as he wiped away tears.
He demanded that police makes a public apology and retracts the story that was published in the dailies.
“I told the Police to make a written apology and publish it in the newspapers,” he added, revealing a letter in which the police apologised to him.
The apology letter dated June 10, 2019 was signed by the Commandant VIPPU, Commissioner of Police Herman Owomugisha.
“I want to state that your advice after analysis was genuine and valid as one of the senior citizens of our country. I want to say sorry for inconveniences caused to you and your family for unnecessary attractions and attentions in the media,” reads the letter.