Bloggers and National Unity Platform (NUP) member Fred Lumbuye has been reportedly arrested by police in Turkey.
This was confirmed by the Kyadondi East MP Hon. Nkunyingi Mawanda through his Facebook account.
According to his post Fred Lumbuye wasn’t even arrested but kidnapped and Hon Zaake will be in Turkey on Wednesday to follow up the matter.
“#FRED LUMBUYE. My attention has been drawn to a suspected Kidnap, disguised as arrest & detention of Uganda Political Activist and our Friend Fred Lumbuye. To date, there is no reciprocal treaty or bilateral arrangement that warrant extradition between Uganda & Turkey. Any attempt to extradite a Ugandan morover for housing Political divergent views is illegal under domestic and international law. I’m aware a team of Parliamentarian including our NUP Commissioner Hon. Francis Zaake will be in Turkey this Wednesday Night. Within Uganda we are taking up multiple options to his rescue. Among others we shall quickly reach out to the Turkish Diplomatic circles to demand for his whereabouts and unconditional release or rescue. All illegal attempts to suffocate Ugandans in the Diaspora through kidnap and illegal extradition and at times poisoning must be resisted and Condemned.”
It should be noted that Fred Lumbuye has been so much into politics claiming he will expose the current government and the bad deeds it’s doing.
Fred Lumbuye is one of the people police was looking for after announcing President Museveni dead in the last month July 2021.