Former Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi, says Uganda is now becoming a police state.
Mbabazi made the remarks on Wednesday while responding to the break-in and theft of his lawyers’ files.
Mbabazi accused police of masterminding the grand theft of lawyers Muhammad Mbabazi and Fred Muwema’s files and laptops.
Asked about claims that he stage-managed the raids on his lawyers’ offices, Mbabazi dismissed the reports.
Mbabazi’s petition pre-hearing session continues Thursday morning when all affidavits expected to be submitted.
His lawyers have confirmed in a letter that they won’t be able to submit the affidavits as court asked.
Uganda police state?
“All my life, I have committed myself to fight for justice,” Mbabazi told reporters at Go Forward offices in Nakasero.
“Uganda is surely sliding into a police state where issues are decided by police. This is a travesty.”
He said if the actions of the police are not contained, Uganda will quickly slide into a police state.
Mbabazi however indicated that he was confident about the judicial system.
He further accused state agencies of arresting and detaining his witnesses.
“State agencies are on a hunt for those willing to give evidence, with a main purpose of intimidating them.”