The Uganda Police Force has confirmed that Joseph Kabuleta’s chances of getting out of detention are in the hands of Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP)s’ office.
Last Friday evening, the Watchman Ministries lead Preacher Kabulata was arrested from Drew & Jacs Lugogo’s Forest Mall by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation driving a vehicle registration number UBB 459D.
According to Police Spokesman Fred Enanga, Kabuleta repeatedly posted grossly offensive messages on Facebook, under “Joseph Kabuleta Weekly Rant Returns,” referring to the Fountain of Honor as “a Gambler, Thief and Liar” yet Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011, criminalises such acts of communication.
“We once again want to caution all those who glorify such communication, particularly through social media, that though it is public space, it is not protected. Therefore, any postings of false fabrications will attract punishment in accordance with the laws,” said Enanga in a statement dated July 12, 2019.
While addressing journalists during a weekly media briefing on Monday at the Police headquarters Naguru, Enanga said investigations are done and now it’s the office of the DPP to give the way forward.
“Since he was arrested on Friday, there was a delay in processing the information we had gathered. However, on Monday everything was done and the file has been forwarded to DPP, who will either release him or take him to court. Hopefully before the end of Monday the way forward will be communicated to us. ”Enanga said.
Police also refuted rumours that since Kabulate was arrested, no family member was allowed to see him.
“On Saturday after his arrest, his family doctor was allowed to see him. Then his family also visited him no one was denied from seeing Kabulata since police even indicated where he was detained (Kireka),” he said, adding that Police will hunt whoever misuses the internet to abuse Ugandans.
“We don’t have any interest in this case but we are enforcing the law and we shall continue enforcing it,” he noted.