Gashumba Speaks Out on His Arrest
By Serestino Tusingwire
Sisimuka Uganda Boss Frank Gashumba was yesterday nabbed and taken to CID head offices in Kampala from where he was released shortly after serious grilling.
Gashumba notified the public of his arrest through his Facebook post; “As expected the State has ordered for my arrest, now being held at CID headquarters.”
Speaking to journalists after his release, Gashumba said; “I was arrested on allegations that I made statements that Dr. Besigye won the 2016 election, yes to me he won that election, and I still stand by it. Another case I believe, I said that Uganda Communications commission is full of thieves, yes it’s a dean of thieves.”
Gashumba claims that the official complainant in this case is the UCC boss Godfrey Mutabazi.
However, Mutabazi distanced himself from Gashumba’s arrest saying that he wasn’t even aware of it.
“This is strange, I am not aware. Arresting people is not my duty. I don’t know him. Who is he?” Mutabazi queried.
Gashumba is a renowned critic of the NRM government. Authorities have previously castigated him for using social media platforms to disparage state functionaries.