The presence of President Museveni’s principal challenger Dr Kizza Besigye at Moroto Police Station on Wednesday forced authorities to create space for him abruptly.
A bit unsual, Dr. Besigye was only briefly detained at his habitual spot, Nagalama Police Station in Mukono district.
He was flown to Nadunget airstrip before a double cabin-ford ranger registration Number UAK 386U showed up to pick the state’s unwanted guest and was driven to Moroto Central Police station where he was ushered in the cells without any details or statement taken from his as it is the tradition police.
Although no numbers or names were officially revealed, a source in Moroto says about 20 incarcerated suspects were reportedly evacuated to smaller Moroto South Division, Rupa, Kidepo and police posts to create space for the opposition honcho.
The incident is believed to have been proceeded by suspension of usual station work with complainants found recording statements hurriedly sent away and ordered to return a day later.
FDC people in the vicinity have reported been visiting Dr Besigye whose party two days ago unveiled a video on YouTube of him “swearing-in” as president of Uganda.
Police spokesperson, Mr Fred Enanga simply said ‘Dr Kizza Besigye is in lawful custody’.
More to follow.