Bajjo being arrested by Security
By Micheal Keinerugaba
The Special Investigation Directorate under the Criminal Investigations Directorate has taken over inquiries into the case of incitement to violence through social media by a one Andrew Mukasa of Bajjo Events.
Mr. Bajjo,was arrested by security operatives on Saturday and currently detained at Special Investigations Division (SID) headquarters in Kireka.
Security raided City Bar located in the heart of Centenary Park in Kampala, where Bajjo alongside Abtex were addressing a joint press conference to organize a marathon for Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and his people power pressure ground.
While addressing the media on Monday at police headquarter, Spokesperson CP Fred Enanga revealed that Bajjo is going to be charged with inciting violence after he posted a video on social media that they have a plan to remove President Museveni from power before 2021.
‘’The case relates to the comments he made in “Luganda” local language and circulated online. When translated, Andrew Mukasa of Bajjo events warns H.E. The President of their plans to oust him before the year 2021, and further warns the military of similar plans to oust the President, and indicates with confidence how he had people backing him.” The suspect consciously ran the risk of being charged for inciting violence, treason or misprision of treason, since the law protects the honor of the President as a democratically elected leader.
The Security Forces wish to warn all individuals and groups, that posting videos glorifying violence using undemocratic means is an infringement on the law.
We therefore, advise the public not to share such videos. As law enforcement agencies, we also pledge to work constructively with all stakeholders to understand the dangers of incitement to violence.
We are also aware of attempts by those who patronize the suspect to divert the attention of the public and investigators from the major investigation, by dragging the person of the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP), into the arrest of Andrew Mukasa.
We want to put it clear that the private car number plates indeed belong to our sister agency that logistically supported the police operation. Such number plates when the situation demands, can be used to achieve tactical or operational results. The DIGP last used those number plates in May, 2018, while appearing before the Parliamentary Appointments Committee.
He has since been allocated an official police vehicle and now has no attachment to those private numbers plates. The investigations will continue and the suspect will be handled in accordance with the laws of the country. ‘He said.