Mityana Municipality MP Zaake arrested

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Uganda police force arrested the Member of Parliament for Mityana Municipality, Hon. Francis Zaake Butebi on Thursday.

Hon. Zaake was arrested on Thursday and detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala.

According to the Director of Criminal Investigations, Ms Grace Akullo, Mr Zaake skipped a police bond which was granted to him last year, after being charged with treason and unlawful escape from police custody.

“We have arrested Zaake. He jumped police bond all this time. We are taking him to Arua Court, then Gulu,” Ms Akullo said on Thursday.

Zaake was intercepted last night around Clock Tower while on his way home and taken to Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) where he spent the night.

Zaake has been a suspect of treason and escaping from lawful custody since August 13, 2018, when he was arrested in Arua during the final campaigns for Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-election. Zaake is said to have collapsed and was taken for Arua Referral Hospital but escaped from the sick bed undetected.  He was next seen on August 15, 2018, admitted at Lubaga Hospital.

Zaake was arrested on Thursday, August 30th 3018 from Entebbe Airport as he was trying to travel to India for further medication. He was later driven to Mulago Hospital where he has kept until he was finally cleared to travel to India for medical attention.

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