CMI releases Nadduli’s relatives that were linked to recent police attacks

The ten family members of former Minister Without Portfolio, Abdul Nadduli have been released by the CMI after being arrested earlier this week.

On Tuesday 8th November 2022, 10 family members of former minister Al-Haji Abdul Nadduli were apprehended in connection with the attack on Busiika Police Station at the beginning of the month. Says the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF).

These include Sulaiman Nadduli, the imam of Masjid Fatuma Shamisi Kalege, Yusuf Jakana, Issa Gabindadde, Lubulwa Muhamadi, Kassim Kyanjo, Isma Ssenkubuge, Jamadah Mugga, Rehema Nakungu, and Mwamin Nalubulwa,  all residents of Kalege village in Semuto sub-county, Nakaseke district. 

They have been accused of alleged possession of the gun that was stolen from Busiika Police Station. Ashraf Bukenya Matumbwe, the LC 1 Chairperson of Kalege village, says that security operatives drove the suspects to their homes at around 7 pm Tuesday. 

He says that the suspects were in good health, which excited their family. The suspects revealed that they were driven and detained in Kololo, Kampala city following their arrest around 2 am Tuesday. Sulaiman Nadduli, the Imam of Masjid Fatuma Shamisi Kalege told URN that they were happy to return home because they didn’t commit any crime. 

He revealed that during interrogations, investigators asked them the whereabouts of the gun that was stolen from Busiika Police station but they had no clue about it. “The security personnel released us without charge after we told them we didn’t know about the missing gun,” Imam Nadduli said.

He, nonetheless, says that they were roughed up during their arrest and are now on painkillers to relieve the pain. Alhajji Abdul Nadduli told URN Brigadier General Abdul Rugumayo, the Deputy Chief of the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence told him that they were misled by one of his relatives that the suspects had a gun which they never found.

According to Nadduli, upon interrogating the source, the security officers found that he may have a mental illness, which prompted Rugumayo to order the immediate release of the suspects. The Defense Ministry Spokesperson, Brigadier Gen Felix Kulayigye also confirmed the release of the suspects.

The raid came a week after unknown assailants raided Busiika Police Station, killed two police officers, and injured two others before they made off with two firearms. Another police constable, Stephen Odama also died in the hospital on Tuesday morning. Two weeks ago Nadduli lost his son Jakana Sulaiman Nadduli,37, following his arrest over allegations of promoting sectarianism.

He was laid to rest at his ancestral home at Kaddunda village in Kapeeka sub-county, Nakaseke district. Nadduli blamed the death of his son on his arrest shortly after undergoing an operation at Nsambya hospital following a nasty accident. He told journalists that his son complained of torture while in detention despite the fact that he was recuperating from the surgery.


Brig Gen Felix Kulayigye, the UPDF spokesperson, asserted that the suspects are being held by CMI in connection to the recent attack at Busiika Police Station.

 “The number of those arrested is 10, not seven as reported in some sections of the media. I  could not offer more details about the arrest, because it would jeopardise our investigations.” He added.

 Hajj Nadduli claims that the suspects are at CMI. He said officers have told him the person who linked them to the attack is a suspect already in police custody but it has been established he may be having a mental disorder.

He has been hoping that his relatives shall be freed anytime.

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