Abiriga murder: MP Nambooze arrested

Abiriga murder: MP Nambooze arrested

Police have arrested Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze over statements on social media which security agencies suspect led to the assassination of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga

Ms Nambooze was today morning picked from her home in Mukono by police led by the DPC Rogers Sseguya.

She's reportedly first driven to Kibuli CID headquarters for questioning and later to Jinja road police.

Police yesterday said before Abiriga’s murder last Friday, Ms Nambooze and three others posted messages on social media supporting attack on Abiriga.

Col Abiriga and his brother Saidi Buga Kongo were shot dead by gunmen at a trading centre near Kawanda on Bombo Road last Friday. The killers were riding motorcycles.

It is alleged that after the removal of the presidential age limit clause from the Constitution, Ms Nambooze said MPs who championed the amendment but had been given security by the State would be “touched” (punished) by aggrieved members of the public.

A detective had said Ms Nambooze, Raymond Soulfa, alias Peng Peng, Nasser Mugerwa and Jane Kuli would be arrested for alleged offensive communication.

Mr Vincent Ssekate, the spokesperson for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, confirmed the plan to arrest the MP and her co-accused.

Mr Ssekate said a general enquiry file had been opened at CID headquarters against them.