Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Press Secretary has said State Minister for ICT and National Guidance Idah Nantaba may have misquoted President Yoweri Museveni on the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) summons.
Last Saturday, Nantaba said that she was not going to report to CID Headquarters in Kibuli until she gets instructions from President Yoweri Museveni. Earlier she had been summoned by police to go and record a statement regarding the murder of Ronald Ssebulime.
In a letter dated March 29, 2019, Nantaba told the CID Director that she is unable to report in person due to a directive from President Museveni who told her to confine within her premises until he instructs otherwise.
“In such circumstances, I am constrained to travel to Kibuli CID Headquarters as you requested. But you may in the meantime consider visiting my premises to record the required statement, “she said.
However, appearing on nbs TV’s Morning Breeze show on Monday, Wanyama said he did not think President Museveni restricted Nantaba from going to the CID headquarters.
“The president must have just said, be in a place where you can be secured until we make head of what is going on,” he said.
“The important thing for the police and Nantaba is to ensure that due process is followed.”
Ssebulime was put out of action last month at Nagojje village, Mukono District by police officers led by Corporal Edward Ssali after being suspected to be an assailant on a tipoff from the minister.
The deceased was first arrested and handcuffed. After a few minutes of pleading for mercy, Ssali allegedly received ‘orders from above’ ordering him to shoot Ssebulime and that’s how his life was ended.