Lukwago said he is not willing to help the Police in their ”machinations”

Kampala City Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago, has sneered at the Police summons and instead asked the Police to go to court so that they tussle it out there.

Lukwago also accused the Police of habouring a plot to frame him and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Dr. Kizza Besigye, on charges of inciting violence.

Lukwago said he and Besigye were not willing to help the Police in their machinations.

“The agreed position is that we are not going to the Police because we cannot help them make a case against us,” Lukwago said.

Attempts to contact Besigye were futile though he was earlier quoted sharing the same sentiments with Lukwago. The Police summoned both Lukwago and Besigye to appear before its Kireka-based Special Investigations Unit (SIU) on charges of inciting violence. The opposition politicians were expected at the SIU on Monday.

Although Lukwago acknowledged receipt of the Police summons on Friday, he said he would not present himself to the Police as “it is not mandatory.”

“If they have a case, let them file it in court and we meet there,” he said. But the Police yesterday said they were still expecting the politicians to appear.

Police said they are investigating the opposition politicians in connection with the statements allegedly made at last week’s Activists for Change (A4C) rally in Kireka, a city suburb.

Meanwhile, the Police yesterday deployed heavily at the Railway Grounds in the city to forestall a planned rally and demonstration by A4C.

The group had planned to demonstrate against the delay by the Police to have the former city acting director for physical planning, George Agaba, charged in court in connection with last week’s Luzira shooting incident.

“We got intelligence that they (A4C) wanted to march to the Police headquarters and we could not allow that to happen because they did not inform us,” Deputy Kampala Police spokesperson Ibin Ssenkumbi said yesterday.

By Steven Candia, Daily Monitor

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