Police Criminal Investigations Directorate [CID] detectives are investigating alleged death threats against the State Minister for Privatisation Evelyn Anite.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the team at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, recorded a comprehensive statement from Anite and are now actively pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, to help prove or disprove her claim.
“As we further with investigations, we would like to warn all those behind all forms of malicious communication, over this matter via social media, to stop forthwith and allow investigations to determine the claims,” Enanga said on Monday.
“The public must know that we do take all forms of threats to life seriously, and we are prepared to expeditiously investigate this matter.”
“At this stage, there are no arrests yet, but we have increased vigilance on her security, both close body and at her residence,” he added.
Police informed Anite’s family members, her constituency members and the wider public that she is well protected.
Any additional protection and related security adjustments will be provided if the situation warrants.
This comes a week after Anite revealed to journalists that there was a plan by “mafias in government” to assassinate her because of her fight to protect Uganda Telecom from unscrupulous people.
Addressing the press last week, Anite said there was a plan by mafias in government to remove her from the Uganda Telecom (UTL) battle and to end her life.
“The plan by the mafias is to take Anite out of the picture, I might die but history will judge them. You know the mafias, they are the ones who have been blocking the audit,” she said.
She added: “These mafias are not jokers. Go and ask Abiriga. I will die with my mouth open, I will die while shouting the mafias are coming, until they take me down. They are tapping my phone, I hear their voices when I pick up my phone.”