Uganda police have kept five individuals including writers from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Africa) who are accounted for to have been researching the burglary and clearance of government drugs.
As per Kampala Metropolitan Police representative Mr Patrick Onyango, three writers – Godfrey Badebye, Kassim Mohamad, and Rashid Kawesa – and their driver Shafiq Kisame were captured in Makindye, a Kampala suburb, where they were supposedly purchasing ordered medications from a covert security officer on Wednesday night. Mr Mohamad is a Kenyan.
The police say after the captures, their test drove them to the home of NBS insightful writer Solomon Sserwanjja where it is asserted the columnists had kept the main bunch of medications they had purchased.
Mr Sserwanjja was not at home and his significant other Ms Vivian Nakaliika, a correspondence officer at the Ministry of Health, was captured.
“We are holding five suspects on charges of illicit ownership of grouped medications in opposition to Section 27(2) of the National Drugs Authority Cap 206. Their record will be taken to State Attorney for examination whenever,” Mr Onyango said Thursday.
Mr Onyango said Mr Sserwanjja was on the pursued neglecting to come back to his home where police had been hanging tight for him to “lead them in the inquiry” for the medications.
“He guaranteed to come however futile. Toward the beginning of the day, we did a hunt and discovered arranged medications in his home prompting the capture of his significant other, Ms Nakaliika,” he said.
The police are said to have discovered 14 boxes of lumefantrine tablets, antibodies for Hepatitis B and different medications named with government seals.
“We are likewise searching for Mr Sserwanjja to enable us to examine how government drugs wound up at his home,” he said.
Be that as it may, the administration representative Ofwono Opondo said the writers had been coordinating with the State House Health Monitoring Unit to research the robbery and closeout of Ugandan government sedates in neighbouring South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“I am yet to discover the rationale why police captured these columnists, who in my view were helping the government to uncover the spoil which is in the framework,” said Mr Opondo. “They ought to be discharged genuinely.”
Uganda’s broken down human services framework is filled with defilement and specialists and attendants regularly whine about deficiencies of essential supplies like gloves, prescriptions and antibodies.
Mr Opondo said that police had revealed to him the columnists were “aiming to humiliate the legislature”. He said such an explanation behind their capture would be “ludicrous.”