Victoria University’s Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga was abducted by plain-clothed Military operatives who whisked him away into a Toyota Hiace vehicle, locally known as Drone, a car well known for being used by the Military to mastermind torture and abduction of targets.
Muganga was arrested at the university premises in the presence of students and security who were left without a word due to an incident that had gun-wielding operatives threatening to shoot anyone who would get in their way. They are reported to have beaten up counter-terrorist security officers before carrying out the abduction.
An amateur video posted on social media reveals how the arrest was conducted.
At first, UPDF spokesperson, Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso, said reports that Muganga had been kidnapped were “false” but the video proved this to be true, to which the UPDF then changed statement, claiming Dr. Muganda was arrested for Espionage and illegal stay in the country.
“He was detained by joint security forces in connection with espionage and remained in the country illegally. Investigations into the matter have begun.“
The University is yet to release a statement regarding the matter.