Ingrid charged for assaulting police officer

Opposition activist Ingrid Turinawe.; Photo by Morgan Mbabazi

Opposition activist Ingrid Turinawe.; Photo by Morgan Mbabazi

FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe has been charged with assaulting a police officer and released on police bond Friday.

FDC deputy secretary general Kaija Harold said on Thursday that Ingrid had been denied police bond.

“Ingrid Turinawe and three others [have been] denied bond by RPC Siraj Bakaleke at Jinja road. They will spent another night in custody,” Kaija said.

She told Insider on Sunday that police had intended to take her to court.

“I think they later changed their mind. They gave me bond on Friday and  set me free,” she said.

Police arrested Turinawe in Nakawa where she was attending the trial of Kizza Besigye alongside her driver and an activist Joram Kyenjojo.

They were detained at Jinja Road Police Station for defying police orders before being charged with assaulting a police officer.

Meanwhile, Ingrid’s driver Davis Kamutima was reportedly clobbered by police and hospitalised in Naguru.

He was later transferred to Nsambya hospital for more treatment.

Ingrid said the driver is now recovering but hasn’t healed completely.


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