It’s doomsday for the Mityana District Police Commander (DPC) Alex Mwiine who has gone into hiding after learning that parliament has summoned the internal affairs minister to produce Zaake’s tormentors.
Sources at the Mityana police station say they last saw the DPC at the early morning parade hours and he has since not surface from 12:00 hrs. “Today morning he was not in his usual moods. He was barking at all of us. We didn’t know the logic behind his bad mood,” says a police constable who spoke to Ekyooto on phone. “The Mwiine of today is not the one we’ve been knowing,” he adds. Haunted by the past blood spill record he set in the Rwenzori region between years 2014 and 2016, Mwiine could not wait to he summoned by his police bosses to explain the battering he inflicted on Zaake.
Afraid of what would follow on, Mwiine has reportedly vanished into hiding after seeing his name listed among Zaake’s tormentors. Mwiine had earlier thought he is immune from any prosecution since he was acting under the institution of police. A source in Mityana police barracks reveals that Mwiine has for the past days been on tension. “He has not been comfortable. He would salute all of us in the morning hours enroute to the station but that had changed,” says the neighbour. “He looks to be haunted by something evil he involved himself into,” she adds.
Confirmed reports knowledgeable to the April 19 Zaake arrest intimate that Mwiine and the RPC Bob Kagarura later in the evening returned to Zaake’s Buswabulongo residence and battered his wife on top of vandalising the households. While addressing the press yesterday for the very first time since his arrest, Zaake confirmed the narrative and adds that Mwiine and his team stole his shs 15m that was in the master bedroom of his house. “Mwiine and his men later returned in the evening after my arrest. Beat up my wife and stole my shs 15 million which was in my bedroom,” Zaake told the press.
Our snoops have tried reaching the DPC DPC Alex Mwiine on his known phone numbers for a comment but he neither picks up nor responds. Mwiine is the second top police boss after Siraje Bakaleke to flee to evade torture cases. Bakaleke fled at the immediate of Kayihura’s fall after his 13 year tenure as IGP marred with gross human rights violations.