Bubulo West MP Kipoi Arrested Over Rebel Activity
Kipoi is currently being detained at Police Special Investigations Unit in Kireka for questioning.
Below is the statement released by Uganda Police:
Yesterday, Sunday, 23 December 2012, the Police with its sister security agencies, arrested Hon. Kipoi Tony Nsubuga of Bubulo West constituency at 10:30 in Matimuku Guest House, Njala Village , Fort Portal, Kabarole district, while he was holding a meeting with some Ugandan security officers and Congolese rebel officers.
The Ugandan Officers and Congolese rebels were also arrested.
For, some time now, the Police with its sister security agencies have been closely monitoring subversive activities of Hon. Kipoi Tony in and out of the country.
In particular, he has been recruiting personnel from our security services as well as Congolese rebels belong to a Congolese rebel group called COGAI, based in areas around Bunia, Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo.
He had promised to support the rebel groups with fire arms.
It should be noted that this is not the first time, that Hon. Kipoi is involved in criminal activities. In fact he is currently facing charges of narcotic drug trafficking by the Criminal Investigations Directorate. In addition, his Personal Assistant, earlier this year, was arrested in Busia over narcotic drugs and he pleaded guilty, and fine One million shillings (Ug Shs 1,000,000/=) which he paid.
We also have information, that Hon. Kipoi Tonny works with a group of Ugandans who live in foreign countries that help him get sponsors.
Our Interpol department has identified one of his close counterparts as Nasser Kalungi who is suspected to be staying in Europe.
We have already directed our investigations team to get more details about Kalungi such that he can also be arrested and be questioned about the underground movement aimed at ousting the government.
As Police with its sister security agencies continue to apprehend the collaborators of Hon. Kipoi Tony we wish to assure the general public and the country at lager of safety and security as you go about your programs of the festive season.