Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has instructed his lawyers to push security forces to produce his promoter Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo who was abducted on Saturday.
“Our brother Andy Mukasa, Bajjo was abducted by a section of security forces in a thug-like manner from Mix Lounge, Centenary Park while addressing a press conference yesterday,” Bobi Wine who is out of the country, said on Sunday.
Bajjo together with promoter Abtex and other comrades, these friends were announcing a marathon, proceeds of which would support People Power.
“This is not a crime!!! The scared and collapsing regime is intimidating and harassing everyone who associates with People Power!,” Bobi Wine maintained.
“Our supporters have been illegally arrested, tortured, kidnapped, and shot. Many have been killed. But in all this, we shall certainly overcome! I am encouraged by the resilience of all comrades for not giving up the fight, despite all these violations.”
Since Bajjo’s violent arrest, Bobi Wine has been constantly in touch with friends back home and legal teams to try and establish his whereabouts.
He has requested his legal teams to quickly apply to court for an order of habeas corpus to have him produced before court if he has committed any offence.
“I thank all of you who have championed the campaign to have him freed. Lazima, as morning follows night, the people of Uganda shall overcome.”
SFC denies responsibility
On Saturday, Special Forces Command [SFC], the elite unit that guards the president, denied abducting Bajjo of Bajjo events.
“There is some news making rounds on social media about an alleged arrest of Mr. Andrew Mukasa a music promoter,” noted SFC spokesperson, Maj Jimmy Omara.
He said SFC has not carried out any operation in regard to what is being peddled. “This is baseless and malicious. Please ignore it with the utmost contempt it deserves,” Maj Omara added.
Mukasa was arrested by security officers who were dressed in uniforms similar to those of SFC.
Other members of the abducting team were dressed in plain clothes.
The arrest, which was captured on video by journalists who were covering the press conference, went viral on the social media.
A section of people pointed accusing fingers to SFC and UPDF.
On Saturday, Brigadier Richard Karemire, the Defence Ministry spokesman said he was not aware of the operation.
The number plate (UAT 511C) on the vehicle that was used to pick Mukasa is similar to the number plate of the vehicle which transported the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Sabiiti Muzeeyi, when he went to Parliament in March 2018, to be vetted.
Uganda Revenue Authority clarified back then that the number plate on Muzeyi’s Toyota Land Cruiser belonged to a Toyota Spacio car owned by Abdullah Trading Company.