Pastor David Ngabo, the pastor reknown around town for presiding over FDC prayers and Dr Stella Nyanzi as well as a Daily Monitor journalist have been arrested. The three were picked up by police deployed at the party’s Najjanankumbi head office as they went to attend of the party’s weekly prayer meetings.
This comes after the deputy Chief Justice Stephen Kavuma issued an interim order, impeding Dr Besigye and his opposition political party FDC from holding planned peaceful demonstrations, which the party seemingly rejected. In a bid to enforce the law, Uganda Police was deployed heavily to keep the defiant FDC members at bay.
The operation that was led by the deputy Regional Police Commander Kampala South Geoffrey Kaheebwa saw Stella Nyanzi and the Pastor being whisked away to an unknown destination shortly after arrival at the offices. The journalist’s details are yet to be known.
The arrests come days after former FDC presidential candidate Rtd Col Kizza Besigye vowed to defy the “political persecution” that according to him was embedded in Justice Kavuma’s orders.