By John V Sserwaniko
Ex-MP and Minister Isaac Musumba, who was reported to be arrested in India over the weekend, says he is in good spirits and he is determined to return to Uganda on Wednesday. Claiming to be calling from India, Isaac Musumba contacted Red Pepper saying he was finally okay and out of danger.
The incoming OIC Secretary General, who was reported to have been arrested for trying to extort $20m (about Shs50bn) from prospective investors in Delhi, said its true he and his entourage had been involved in some bust ups with Indian authorities adding that, upon verification and intervention of the Ugandan government, everything was now okay.
Like Amb James Mugume, the PS ministry of foreign affairs, had told us earlier, Musumba said the two governments had liaised with each other to have their passports (which had been confiscated) returned to them.
“As we talk now I’m a free man and I’m getting ready for my next engagements. I’m ready to return home on Wednesday after I’m through with my scheduled engagements,” Isaac Musumba said before his network went off.
He said he was looking forward to making a triumphant entry back home on Wednesday. It was claimed that his other colleague Micheal Mawanda Maranga was also well and free and was equally ready to fly back to town on Wednesday. The two intend to address a press conference to explain what exactly happened.