The state Minister of Internal affairs Hon. Obiga Kania has said that he is not aware about the abduction of the vision group journalist Charles Etukuri.
Minister made this statement in response to the call raised by Lwemiyaga lawmaker Hon. Theodore Sekikubo who described the matter as an action that was taking Uganda back to passed regimes.
However Minister vowed to carryout special investigations in the matter to see that he presents a full report to parliament.
It should be noted that a group of suspected military personnel reportedly ‘abducted’ New Vision crime investigations journalist, Charels Etukuri.
#PlenaryUg @MIA_UG state Minister Obiga Kania says they raised the matter with @PoliceUg on the whereabouts of @EtukuriCharles but that by Tuesday, the police ‘did not know where the journalist is’ @newvisionwire pic.twitter.com/j78xHFgp9H
— Parliament of Uganda (@Parliament_UG) February 15, 2018
According to the New Vision, Etukuri was ‘abducted’ from Vision Group head offices in Industrial Area on Tuesday afternoon at around 2pm.
It is said there was a mini-scuffle according to sources as Etukuri attempted to resist the ‘abduction’ but he was eventually overpowered and taken into a waiting Double Cabin vehicle Reg no. UAH 038A. According to sources, the car had been parked near New Vision offices since 10am.