The Air Force officer who was captured by a joint arresting team of Special Forces and police from his home in Entebbe has been linked to opposition leader Kizza Besigye currently detained in Luzira prisons.
Colonel Dan Opit Odwee, the Air force garrison Commander was arrested and tied Kandoya (tying one’s hands on the back). His pips, beret were removed and bundled into a van, a security source said.
He is now in detention at Makindye military barracks for getting involved in subversive activities. The army spokesperson Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda said investigations are going.
The officer who is known to be fearless and combative has previously clashed with Maj. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba over allegations that he was harassing Special Forces living in Katabi barracks shared by both air force and Special forces.
It’s not clear how the detained officer was subversive but the Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura who is said to be working with Maj. Gen. Muhoozi to carry out the arrests have been ongoing in different army units said he was working with Nakawa Member of Parliament, Michael Kabaziguruka who was also arrested for subversion.
Colonel Odwee is among the 30 soldiers already arrested by Special Forces and police in different army units. Last week the arms officer one Capt. Ojara who was responsible for armory in Bombo was arrested.