Police arrest Lyomoki after TV talkshow
Posted Wednesday, January 16 2013 at 02:55
In police hands. Dr Sam Lyomoki, who had not heeded summons to appear for questioning on Nebanda’s death, insists he has no case to answer.
After defying fresh summons on Monday, police yesterday picked up Workers’ MP Sam Lyomoki from the Naguru-based WBS television offices and took him to the Special Investigations Unit in Kireka for questioning.
Dr Lyomoki, who was arrested by plain-clothed officers, had been a guest on the TV’s Morning Flavor talkshow. He did not resist arrest.
At Kireka, Dr Lyomoki was immediately led to the SIU boardroom where journalists were barred from speaking to him.
However, when journalists got the opportunity to interview him through a window, he said he refused to voluntarily submit himself to police for questioning because he had no case to answer.
“I have already asked God to forgive the police because one of the officers who arrested me this morning told me that he was aware that what he was doing was not within the law but he had to obey orders,” he said.
Quoting Psalms 125:1, the lawmaker said he had forgiven the police because the Bible asks Christians to forgive those who persecute them.
“I understand the situation of these police officers. So I dedicate to them Psalms 125:1 which states; Those who trust in the Lord are like Mt. Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever,” the MP said, before journalists were asked to leave.
Dr Lyomoki’s arrest comes a day after the police announced that they would use all means to have him record a statement over comments he allegedly made on the postmortem report on the death of Butaleja Woman MP Cerinah Nebanda. Police said the MP overdosed on heroine and cocaine.