Former Coordinator of Intelligence Services, Gen. David Sejusa, has been arrested.
Sejusa was arrested on Sunday morning from his Naguru home by military officials on orders of the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala.
His lawyer David Mushabe says the General has been detained at Makindye Military Barracks.
Although the lawyer says the reasons for Sejusa’s arrest are still unknown, we understand that the General made some political statements on radio.
On Friday, Sejusa appeared on Buganda radio, CBS FM only to find military in his compound this morning.
Also Chairman of Free Uganda (FU), Sejusa said the siege at his home was intended to “forestall a mass uprising in case President Museveni loses the Feb 18 elections”.
In a statement, Dr. Vincent Magombe, the Secretary Free Uganda Leadership Committee and Press Secretary FU, said Sejusa was “staying firm and unphased by the situation building up outside his Naguru home”.
Magombe also confirmed that Sejusa was being detained in Makindye Military Prison in Kampala.
Magombe said the military police and other security agencies, including Muhoozi’s Special Forces Command, first laid siege at Sejusa’s home in the better part of the morning before arresting him.
“Free Uganda will not be intimidated by your foolish games. We know that the People of Uganda are on the side of the Freedom Struggle,” Magombe said.
He said they were more “than prepared to pass through the Gates of Hell to reach the Promised Land. If Museveni wants trouble, what a better way to get it”.
The operation that saw Sejusa besieged and later rounded up was led by deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen. Charles Angina.
Maj. Ronald Kakurungu, army 2nd Division Spokesperson, says Katumba will make a statement on Sejusa’s arrest shortly.
In June 2015, Sejusa was arrested along Jinja Road and taken into police custody at Jinja Road Police Station.
Before his arrest, Sejusa had been seen at Centenary Bank, Mapeera House branch where he had reportedly gone to carry out some transactions.
Gen Sejusa’s political assistant, Moses Bigirwa was also arrested on orders of Kampala South Regional Police Commander, Sirajje Bakaleke for addressing the media at Jinja road police station about his boss’ arrest.