Lyomoki ‘ignores’ police summons over Nebanda
Posted Tuesday, January 15 2013 at 02:00
The Workers’ MP says he was preaching the word of God in South Sudan and only got the summons from the Office of the Speaker.
Workers’ MP Sam Lyomoki yesterday snubbed fresh police summons over allegations of inciting violence. The deputy director of the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate, Mr Geoffrey Musana, had on January 7, written, inviting the MP to report to the commandant of the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka yesterday.
The MP instead addressed journalists at Parliament, where he revealed that he had just returned from South Sudan, where he had been “spreading the word of God”.
He said he received a call from the Speaker’s office, notifying him of police’s fresh summons.
“[But] I took a decision not to go after consultations and I am ready to be arrested because I have committed no crime,” Dr Lyomoki said.
He insisted that police came up with fake reports on the cause of death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda and are now harassing them. Police reports indicated that the MP died after a drugs overdose.
“We all know that cocaine and morphine are inhaled. What was found in the MP’s stomach was poison. Police have lost the moral authority ... We should get an independent body to investigate the death of the MP,” he said.
Police last week also arrested Lwemiyaga MP Theodore Ssekikubo over claims of inciting violence.
Mr Ssekikubo was arrested days before he was due to appear for questioning and later released. Police had earlier summoned four MPs who allegedly made ‘inciting’ statements about Nebanda’s death.
Separately, the Workers MP yesterday also joined calls to the President to retire: “It does no harm for the President to retire. I have actually been nominated to coordinate the search committee to source for a leader to replace him.”