Lyemiyaga county MP Theodore Sekikubo, has today been arrested and released on police bond for assaulting a police officer Tony Lukongwa formerly attached to Sembabule Central police station. The Masaka chief magistrate Moses Katorogo ordered for Sekikubo's arrest.
Sekikubo reportedly assaulted Lukongwa using his pistol on April 2006 during the elections of the district youth councilor at a polling station at Sembabule primary school. He reportedly drew a pistol with 13 rounds of ammunition before roughing up the police officer, but was disarmed.
According to the Southern regional police commander Andrew Sorowen, Sekikubo was arrested in Masaka town Wednesday at about 3:00pm but was released shortly after and asked to report back to the police tomorrow [Thursday]. Lukongwa's lawyer Chris Bakiza says they filed a private prosecution case against Sekikubo after he failed to honor summons served to him through the Speaker of Parliament.
According to Sorowen, Sekikubo is also to answer charges of threatening people with a gun and threatening the life of Asuman Tukahumula the LC I chairman Kachakundio village. Tukahumula has already filed a case with the police.
He accuses the MP of threatening to end his life with a pistol at Kilama trading centre during a scuffle between Kabatsi's supporters who had organized a rally during the campaigns in the recently concluded by-elections for Sembabule district woman parliamentary seat.
Sorowen says police is holding Sekikubo's pistol after police receiving complaints from Latif Ngonzi, the Sembabule district returning officer over the breach of electoral laws and misuse of the gun.