By; Ben Musanje & Newsroom

Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has on Wednesday evening released on bond after spending the whole day in police custody for alleged offensive communication.

Led by the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Nambooze’s lawyers have tirelessly been following her since her arrest until they were able to secure her bond later on grounds that she has a medical condition that requires her to be home.

Nambooze was arrested this morning from her home in Mukono by a group of Police officers led by the Divisional Police Commander Mukono police station Rogers Sseguya on the orders of the Director of

Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) Grace Akullo .
She was first driven to the Kampala Metropolitan East police Regional offices located on Jinja Road before being transferred to Naggalama police station.

Nambooze is one of the four people who were on Monday put under investigations for their communication on social media before and after the death of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga and his brother Saidi Butele Kongo.
She is implicated by a video recorded by NTV during the age limit debate has been circulating on social media. In the video, Nambooze is alleged to be explaining how easy it is to attack Abiriga even with his bodyguards all around him.
The Police Spokesperson in charge Criminal Investigations, Vincent Ssekate said they had held Nambooze on charges of offensive communication contrary to Section 20 of the Computer Misuse Act.
Investigations in the same line are also ongoing against Raymond Soufa alias Peng Peng, Nasser Mugerwa and a one Jane Kuli.
Mugerwa is wanted over an audio recording that has been circulating on social media claiming responsibility for the attack that took Abiriga’s life using crime preventers.
He is said to have listed MPs Evelyn Anite, Ruth Nankabirwa, Simeo Nsubuga and Raphael Magyezi as the next possible targets. Mugerwa also threatened President and his Son.

Thursday 14th June 2018 07:08:27 AM