Archive
Carry your cross, Police tells Otto
Publish Date: Jul 07, 2010
Newvision Archive
  • mail
  • img

By Joyce Namutebi and Steven Candia

THE Police have asked Aruu County MP Odonga Otto, accused of drawing a gun at pump attendants at a fuel station in Kampala, not to politicise the matter.
The Police said claims by the FDC MP that he was being persecuted and that his life was under threat was diversionary.

“He should defend himself against the crime, but should not politicise the matter,” Kampala South Police boss Moses Kafeero said when contacted on phone yesterday.

He added that the MP had not reported any threat to his life. Otto, at an earlier press conference in Kampala, reported that he is a victim of political persecution by NRM security operatives.

He accused the ruling party, NRM, of masterminding a plan to discredit influential politicians like him in Acholi region ahead of the 2011 general elections.

Otto said he had received calls in the last two days, urging him to join the NRM if he wanted his freedom.

He declined to divulge details to journalists, saying he would give the details to the Police chief.

Otto also said he received threats to his life on four separate occasions and had sought a meeting with the Inspector General of Police, Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura, to provide him with security.

When contacted, NRM deputy spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said if Otto pulled a gun at people, he should not blame NRM for it.

“Let him answer for his offences.”
More than 14 witnesses have made statements to the Police implicating Otto in threatening pump attendants in the wee hours of Monday.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
FORMER president Dr. Apollo Milton Obote has been honoured for his distinguished service to Busoga College Mwiri and the nation....
THE Ministry of Health has appealed to religious groups to counsel men to stop having extramarital sex to stem the raising rates of HIV infections....
THE Chinese community in Uganda on Tuesday celebrated their 62nd independence anniversary....
MAKERERE University has sued the National Insurance Corporation (NIC) over a sh16.7b pension savings package it claims the insurance giant owes it....
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni will lead the alumni of the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Uganda to a fundraising drive targeting sh1b for the Tanzania-based institution....
THE UPDF officers, dressed in neatly pressed uniforms complete with gleaming black boots, took to the podium, many accompanied by their spouses. Then, they were decorated....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter