Uganda Police Force has refuted allegations that it broke into offices of lawyers representing Amama Mbabazi in the Supreme Court election petition.
Addressing media yesterday evening, Assistant Inspector General of Police Asan Kasingye said it is unhelpful to starting pointing at the police on the raid.
“Police has learnt of allegations of office breaking and theft to the Go Forward legal offices. What we resent is how the politicians and in particular Counsel Muhammad Mbabazi are going around saying it is Police responsible for the break in. It is not helpful at this stage for anybody to start insinuating that Police broke into office premises, because we did not do that,” he said.
Kasingye revealed that police has established a team to investigate the matter expeditiously. He said the findings will be availed to the Go Forward team and the public when finalized.
“Upon the discovery of the office breaking this morning, we have instituted a composite Team headed by the Commandant Special Investigation Division, SSP Mark Odong, in close coordination with the Electoral and Political offences Department and the Cyber Crime Unit, to actively and thoroughly investigate the breakings as quickly as possible,” he said.
The offices of Counsel Muhammad Mbabazi and Fred Muwema were raided on Tuesday night.
A furious Muhammad Mbabazi on Wednesday morning claimed that it was police that broke into their offices.
“Maybe they were maintaining law and order in this democratic country.” Asked whether he will report the case to police, he said “Report where? They [police] were here. They broke in.”
Addressing media yesterday, Amama Mbabazi also claimed that the “offices were raided by over 30people most of whom were the police.”