Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odong has admitted that Imam Sulaiman Mudenyo is in Police custody. He was issuing a statement in parliament this morning in response to a concern raised by Waira Kiwalabye Majegere, the Bunya East Member of parliament on the disappearance of Mudenyo.
On Tuesday, Majegere told parliament that Imam Mudenyo was picked by police together with his son, Kassim Mulawa from his home in Mwezi in Mayuge district on April 9th 2017. The duo was reportedly taken to a place known as Wembley in Buligo in Iganga district.
According to the MP, Mudenyo’s son returned home forcing his family to trace for him at Wembley but they failed to locate him.
As result, the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah tasked the Internal Affairs Minister to present a statement on the matter. This morning, Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Jeje Odong told parliament that Imam Mudenyo was arrested from Busia in relation to the general investigations into the killing of former Police spokespersons, Assistant Inspector General of Police-AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard, Kenneth Erau and Driver Godfrey Mambewo.
The trio was gunned down on March 17th a short distance from Kaweesi’s home in Kulambiro, in Nakawa Division, Kampala district. According to Odong, Mudenyo was taken to Nalufenya Police Facility where he is being held.
He explained that Mudenyo’s file has been submitted to the Directorate of Public Prosecution for perusal and advice. However, Majegere dismissed the Minister’s claim that Mudenyo was picked up from Busia insisting that he was picked up from his home in Mayuge.
He also expressed doubt whether Mudenyo is in Nalufenya, saying his relatives visited the facility but didn’t find him there. At this point, Oulanyah interjected and advised the MP to go back to Nalufenya and ascertain whether or not the Imam is at the facility.
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