The Secretary General of the Uganda Poor Youth Movement, Ben Ssebuguzi is reported to have been kidnapped from his work place by unknown armed men.
According his workmate, Ssebuguzi was aggressively picked by men purporting to be working for Bank of Uganda. He said, their colleague was harassed, beaten as he pleaded for mercy. His colleague allege that a certain ‘official’ at the central bank should be held liable for anything that is likely to happen to Ssebuguzi.
Eagle Online understands that Ssebuguzi was picked on allegation that he could have been responsible for throwing piglets in front of BoU.
“We have searched all detention centres and police has denied any knowledge of his where about. Uganda is becoming unsafe with these unwarranted arrests and torture,” said.
Ssebuguzi is an activist who has been at the forefront fighting and advocating against corruption and promoting social justice, “The corrupt and despicable officers strive to silence prominent people especially those who stand for truth and justice,” he said.
He called on Ugandans to provide information about their colleague’s where about saying his family is in fear their relative might have been killed by the perpetrators.
“We are greatly convinced that he is being tortured or killed, help us to recover him or his body for a decent burial,”
According to Kampala metropolitan police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire, that case has not been reported and called on his relatives and work mates to cooperate with police to establish his whereabouts.
The incident proceeds the recent scenario where a civilian Yunus Kawooya who was brutally arrested by five armed men and whisked him off to anonymous place using a commuter tax. He later released on police bond.