Police is stuck with what to do with journalists it arrested and released.
Now Police spokesman Fred Enanga says they are waiting for the office of Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to guide them on what to do next.
Addressing journalists at Central Police Station in Kampala on Friday, Police spokesman Fred Enanga said that although the journalists were released on bond, but the interpretations of the laws they broke will come from DPP. He said police was also making a parallel investigations to arrest individuals involved in the drug racket NBS and BBC journalists were interested in.
However Enanga blamed journalists for keeping drugs in their homes which they were going to use in their journalistic investigations.
“These journalists by passed the laws and kept drugs in their homes, suppose they were investigating terrorism, would they have gone to buy bombs?” asked Enanga.
Serwanja’s wife Vivian Nakaliita, a spokesman for the ministry of health was arrested on Thursday after police failed to find the NBS reporter and anchor at his Mukono home. Police told the media afterwards that the wife of the journalist was arrested after drugs were found in their home.
“As police we ask journalists to follow laws whatever to avoid huddles,” added Enanga.
According to police, it was wrong for Next Media not to notify security agencies after understanding that there is illegal selling of drugs.
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