A reliable source in the Uganda Peoples Defence Force UPDF told URN that Oyala was interrogated for more than 13 hours before he revealed a plan that was in place to attack security installations including police Stations, Military detaches and Baracks. Among the names he mentioned is Nakawa Member of Parliament Micheal Kabazinguruka and the Entebbe Airbase gallison commander Col Dan Opita Ondwee and more than 35 other soldiers. Some police officers have also been arrested.
It all started on Tuesday last week after a UPDF veteran went to the Police headquarters in Naguru and informed the Inspector General of Police-IGP, Kale Kayihura how a group of 32 veterans had been taken to Kyengera in Wakiso District by people promising to get them jobs in Somalia.
Immediately after receiving the information, police embarked on an operation to round up the veterans. However, only four veterans were arrested as the rest fled into hiding and are still at large. During interrogations, it emerged that the veterans had been recruited and transported from their destinations by a one Captain Oyala, a member of the Land forces.
Captain Oyala was arrested on Thursday last week and handed over to Internal Security Organization (ISO) and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for interrogation. A source in the army, says in his interrogation that lasted for more than 13 hours, Onyala disclosed a plan to attack security installations including police Stations, Military detaches and Barracks.
Among the names he mentioned is Nakawa Member of Parliament, Michael Kabaziguruka and the Commandant of the Entebbe Airbase Garrison Colonel Dan Opita Odwee. According to Kayihura, they picked up some of the mentioned people to help substantiate the alleged coup plot.
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There have been more than five attacks on military detaches and police stations in different parts of the country over the last six months. The army and Police have so far recovered all the guns stolen from the two Kapchorwa detaches, which were used to raid the central Police Station there and those stolen from Opit Military Barracks.
Paddy Ankunda, the UPDF spokesperson says, they are still investigating and interrogating the suspects to establish a possible link between the attacks on military detaches and the foiled plan.
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