Kampala, Uganda | By Michael Wandati | Uganda Police on Sunday 19, June 2022 confirmed armed security officers on Saturday 18th night, raided Ntinda Police Station and freed a suspect who allegedly pulled out his pistol at musician Moses Ssali popularly known as Bebe Cool.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Deputy Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire admitted the incident happened and promised to get back with full details on what exactly happened but had not done so by press time. He however said the police will brief the media on Monday, 20 June 2022.
“We are yet to get full details of what happened but we will brief the media on Monday,” Mr. Owoyesigyire said, also confirming they have the suspect’s gun.
Bebe Cool alleges that the unidentified armed man nearly shot at him during a scuffle after knocking his car on Saturday night.
Bebe Cool, through Facebook, shared a video showing the man who reportedly recklessly pulled out his gun on him.
The singer narrates that the scuffle ensued in the areas of Ntinda when the man accidentally knocked his car and in efforts to find out why, he found himself being aimed at with a gun.
Bebe Cool says that the man threatened to shoot him but he was quickly disarmed by a police officer who was on scene and taken to Ntinda Police Station.
“This man wanted to shoot me after knocking my car, as a lot is still unveiling, but we managed to disarm him and he was arrested by a police officer.
Later taken to Ntinda police station. I was immediately asked by the police officer to go make a statement at the station.
On arrival at the station, his colleagues had arrived at the station there by rounding it off and had put the police officers at gun point.
They commanded me to vacate the premises and nearly shot at me. I had to run to my car and the driver took off.
I have been told that the culprit was taken away from the police station by his mates. I have made calls to the responsible persons who are the bosses of this guy and they are in the know.
Watch the space as alot more is to be unveiled here,”Bebe Cool said.
Defense Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Flex Kulayigye condemned the incident but said it was still too early to comment on the matter since they were waiting for the police report to determine whether these were military men.
“Let us wait for the police statement. It would be too first to make a comment when I don’t have the full facts,” Brig. Gen. Kulayigye said.