President Yoweri Museveni has denied responsibility in the arrest and detention of former coordinator of intelligence services, Gen David Sejusa.
President Museveni says Gen. Sejusa committed “very many offences, including very serious ones”.
The president was Friday addressing press at his country home in Rwakitura.
“I did not order Sejusa’s arrest but rather Sejusa ordered his own arrest by breaking the law and acting with impunity.”
The president emphasised that no one was above the law and that whoever breaks the law will get punished.
“He is responsible for whatever offense they charged him with,” Museveni told press.
“You go here and there breaking the law, then you go to jail. If you break the law, its you who orders yourself to get in jail.”
Museveni said he didn’t even know what Sejusa had been charged with but that General committed many offenses.
Sejusa was arrested on Sunday after a 2-hour siege at his Naguru based home.
The operation was led by the deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen. Charles Angina, on orders of the CDF, Gen Katumba Wamala.
He was detained at Makindye military barracks and later produced at Makindye court martial.
Gen Sejusa was charged for appearing without authorisation on CBS radio on April 22, 2015.
Gen. Sejusa is also charged with insubordination for defying CDF Katumba Wamala’s orders when he attended political rallies in Kabale and Arua.
Sejusa has also been charged with uttering public statements at JEEMA offices, attending Kizza Besigye’s nomination rally on Nov 4, 2015.
He was remanded to Luzira prison until February 9, 2016.
A day ago, his lawyers filed an application for his bail and temporary release to the court martial.