BBC journalists and the wife of NBS reporter Solomon Serwanja have been released from police cells.
The scribes were arrested as police mounted a manhunt for Solomon Serwanja who was co-investigating a medical drugs racket involving big wigs in government.
NBS television confirmed that the media house had commissioned the investigation, alongside BBC journalists.
On Wednesday, BBC journalists Mohammed Kassim and Rashid Kaweesawere were arrested before condoning off Serwanja’s home in Mukono. His wife Vivian Nakaliika was arrested on Thursday morning after allegedly finding a consignment of drugs in the home.
Serwanja however didn’t turn himself in, and has not been seen since Wednesday. NBS said in a statement on Thursday that they didn’t know about his whereabouts.
The arrest was condemned across the world. The journalists were supposed to appear in court this afternoon, however police granted the suspects bond, and charged them possession of government drugs. The charges confirm the reports that the subject of the NBS, BBC investigation was about theft of drugs.
Ugandan hospitals have been known to lack drugs something authorities blame on drug thefts.