A top Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) officer on Saturday was arrested as government continues to repel subversive activities geared at bringing down president Museveni.

Col. Dan Opito, the Air force garrison commander was arrested on Saturday. Insiders say he is being detained at Makindye military barracks.

His wife Keti Opito told a local TV that before his arrest, his house located in Entebbe where he spends most of his working days was searched.

Inspector General of Police Gen. Kale Kayihura told press on Sunday that Opito could have been arrested as result of involvement in subversive activities.


“There is a joint investigation we are carrying out on information we got that some people are planning to carry out attacks on police stations and military instalments,” he said.

The arrest comes after police detained over 30 soldiers, including two officers in-charge of the armoury, a member of parliament, an opposition politician and seven civilians over alleged plans to overthrow president Museveni.

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