UPDF have today arrested a senior officer who allegedly commanded the brutal operations of Makerere University students during the three nights of military unrest on MUK hostels, this comes at the backdrop of both national and international organisations and leaders from all political divide and public domain condemning the force that UPDF used in containing the chaos at Makerere University.
The development was confirmed by the UPDF spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire, who identified the errant officer as Capt. Ronald Lubeera, who is in command of the Military Police Detach in Kampala.
Brig. Karemire revealed that Capt. Lubeera is currently in detention at the the Military Police Headquarters in Makindye as investigations continue.
Capt Ronald Lubeera of Military Police has been arrested and detained at Makindye. He commanded the troops in Makerere. A board of inquiry led by Lt Col Richard Ochen Okum has been set up to establish details of what happened and findings will guide the next course of action.
— Brig Gen Richard Karemire (@UPDFspokespersn) November 1, 2019
The Police and the military came under national and global criticism for using excessive force on Makerere University students last week as they protested against the 15% tuition increment, a decision that has since been rescinded by the University Management.