New Vision (Kampala)

Uganda: Lawmaker Gives Himself in to Police

Police Monday finally arrested the Kampala Central MP, Muhammad Nsereko after sieging his home in Old Kampala for over nine hours.

MP Nsereko had allegedly refused to answer to police summons and locked himself inside his bedroom when the police stormed the premises at about 4.00am on Monday.

Police also chased away journalists who had entered his home located in Zone Four in Old Kampala and sealed off the place, blocking even neighbors and chased away the home people.

Six lawyers kept at Nsereko's place with several legislators who checked on the home and later left, including trade, industry and cooperatives minister, Amelia Kyambadde.

Mike Mukula, the NRM Vice chairman, Eastern Uganda, said he brokered between Nsereko and the police and managed to let him speak to the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga.

The police also issued a letter from court summoning Nsereko to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU) in Kireka. After several hours of waiting, Nsereko finally gave in himself to the police that drove him away at terrific speed in a heavily guarded convoy, accompanied by fellow MPs.

Regional Police Commander in charge Kampala North, Steven Tanui and Kampala North Police Operations commander Sam Omala commanded the police at the scene.

Mukula said Nsereko was wanted over charges of incitement in connection statements he made at the funeral of fallen Butaleja woman MP, Celinah Nebanda.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2012 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.