Press Release “Police counter the Alleged role in the Break-In of Mbabazi Lawyer’s (09.03.2016)
Despite the continuous claims by the former Go Forward Presidential Candidate, Hon. Amama Mbabazi and his legal team, that police officers were involved in the double office break-ins, during which sensitive documents of evidential value were stolen on the eve of their next appearance before the Supreme Court, from a supposedly secure office, with all round security protection.
What’s interesting is the ease with which the Go Forward team concluded that men in police uniform jumped over the wall fence and broke into the offices of the lawyers representing former Presidential Candidate Hon. Amama Mbabazi, without any forensic linkage.
To put things straight, the Police registered an alleged case of abduction from Wasswa Nicholas, a company driver of Protectorate SPC Company Ltd, to the prejudice of Okello Francis the car commander, at Wandegeya Police Station, under case Ref: SD 05/09/03/2016 by unknown persons at around 3.55 am. It was not a case of Office Breaking and Theft. In his account he clearly states how they got an alert at the Protectorate SPC Headquarters, from their guard at Counsel Mohammed Mbabazi’s premises, to which they were dispatched with him as the driver and Okello Francis as the car commander. He adds that they drove unknowingly straight into the premises located about 300 meters behind Wandegeya Police Station, and fell into the ambush.
During the process, the car commander who had jumped out of the car to establish what was wrong was instead abducted together with the guard, bundled into a waiting car, driven around till when the two were allegedly abandoned by the alleged kidnappers at Kyebando, a city suburb. The driver, Wasswa Nicholas, who had remained in the company car, took cover, and after the disappearance of the alleged abductors, proceeded to report a case of alleged abduction at Wandegeya Police Station. He did not indicate the abductors as men in police uniform.
It was in the morning that Counsel Mohammed Mbabazi, upon learning about the alleged Office Breaking and Theft, chose not to report the case at Police and instead widely publicized the alleged incident in the media. He even blocked the Police from accessing and documenting the scene, before he diluted it by tampering with the remaining office items which he removed, cleaned and replaced. The team of investigators went to Kololo and documented the crime scene at Fred Muwema and Company Associates, where fingerprints were lifted from the doors for further forensic analysis.
The incidents remain one of the most interesting, since those involved displayed utmost courage and a detailed knowledge of the office premises, targeted materials of evidential value on the eve of the Supreme Court hearing, and beat the security detail at the two premises with ease.
We want to make it very clear, that until the Police is forensically linked to the double Office break-ins and theft, it has nothing to do with the offence. The fact that the Go Forward team openly chose to accuse the police of responsibility, clearly conveys the “dirty tricks” by them. The Police will not be used as a scapegoat and will not accept responsibility for the working out of the Go Forward Agenda.
CP Fred Enanga
Press and Public Relations Officer