Today, the state minister of internal affairs, Obiga Kania read his private ‘findings’ about what really ensued on the night of April 19 when Mityana MP Zaake was arrested.
His report follows pressure piled by the speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga who on Tuesday demanded for a report about the MP’s arrest.
In part of the statement read by the minister, he claims Zaake resisted arrest and tried to fight off 23 of the arresting police officers led by the DPC Alex Mwiine and RPC Bob Kagarura. The Government statement read in Parliament today claims Hon Zaake Francis fought with 17 police officers and 6 military officers at Mityana for 3 hours. That is, from 8pm to 11pm when the 23 officers finally overpowered him and drove him from Mityana to SIU Kireka where he arrived at 11 minutes past midnight. While in custody, the deceptive government further claims Zaake pricked himself and pepper sprayed his own eyes. Zaake would ironically return the next day to his Buswabulongo residence to vandalize his households!
However, this statement is just controversial and manufactured to cover up for the regime. A footage shared by the local media present at the time of the arrest shows a compliant Zaake being handcuffed by the arresting officers. Besides, it is illogical for a handcuffed person to fight off with armed forces as the government claims.