Inspector General of Police has written to the Attorney General denying arresting and detaining Amama Mbabazi’s election witnesses.
The matter was raised by Mbabazi’s lawyer, Asuman Basalirwa, in Supreme Court during a pre-hearing session on Monday.
The Attorney General Fred Ruhindi then wrote to Kayihura about the details of the arrested witnesses.
In his letter, Kayihura says the allegedly arrested 15 witnesses are not in police cells.
Mbabazi’s lawyers say the witnesses were detained at Kireka Special Investigations Unit and later transferred to Jinja.
“I would like to inform you that this is false infact and not made in good in faith,” Kayihura wrote to the AG.
Kayihura denied interfering in the court process and asked the AG to bring the matter to court’s attention.
On Thursday, deputy Attorney General, Mwesigwa Rukutana said government had not arrested anyone related to Amama’s petition.
Amama lawyers in response said after AG’s intervention, the witnesses were released Wednesday evening.
In a statement, police spokesperson, CP Fred Enanga, also denied allegations that their officers carried out 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.
“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 said.
Interpol boss, Asan Kasingye, formed a team to commence investigations into the stolen files.