Police Investigates Idi Amin's Son Over Terrorism Activities

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Ader is among the 14 FDC party supporters who were arrested on Tuesday at the home of Christopher Kibazanga, the FDC chief campaign agent of Winnie Kiiza.

Kasese Police is investigating Sadiq Amin Ader, a son to the late former president Iddi Amin for his alleged involvement in terrorism.  Ader is among the 14 FDC party supporters who were arrested on Tuesday at the home of Christopher Kibazanga, the FDC chief campaign agent of Winnie Kiiza.
 
He is currently being held at Kasese Central Police Station. Emilian Kayima, the deputy police spokesman told journalists on Thursday morning that Ader has been involved in various terrorism activities. Kayiwa however refused to disclose what kind of terrorist activities. He also says that Ader Amin together with other FDC supporters were engaged in election related violence during the campaigns.

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However Alice Alaso, the FDC party secretary general says that the allegations by the police are meant to intimidate FDC supporters in the country. Alaso, who was at Kasese police station also protested the continued detention of Ader Amin since Tuesday, which she says is a violation of his rights.  

But Kayima says that Ader Amin will be produced in court later today on charges of inciting violence as investigations into his alleged involvement in terrorism activities continue. Ader brought more than 1000 youth vigilantes from West Nile to Kasese district from West Nile region to guard the votes of Winnie Kiiza, the FDC candidate.  In yesterday’s elections, Kiiza emerged winner with 97,669 votes, while her closest rival Rehema Muhindo of the NRM party polled 59,946 votes.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

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