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6 police officers arrested over Bebe Cool, Capt Namara saga

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At least six police officers from Ntinda police station have been arrested in regard to the incident involving renowned local music artist, Moses Ssali alias Bebe Cool and one Captain Namara from the Uganda People's Defense Forces (UPDF).

Trouble started at City bar in Ntinda on Saturday evening last week when Namara allegedly scratched Bebe Cool’s car in the parking lot, which led to a verbal exchange. Namara allegedly drew his gun but he was subdued by a policeman with the help of Bebe Cool and his friends. He was taken to Ntinda police station for custody.

However, it is alleged that five plain-clothed men besieged the police station shortly after and rescued Namara. Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, says that six police officers are in custody at Railway police station in connection to the incident.

A team from Kampala North regional police headquarters and Kira road that superintends Ntinda police station have recorded statements from Bebe Cool and the six police officers. Owoyesigyire explains that the six police officers were arrested for escalating the incident.

He says that the team has also retrieved footage from the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for review to determine who was in the wrong and whether a gun was indeed pointed at Bebe Cool as he alleges.

“We have retrieved the CCTV footage and are reviewing the contents to establish whether a gun was drawn as alleged by Bebe Cool. We are also looking into the allegation of the physical exchange between the two parties which could have attracted other friends,” Owoyesigyire said.

Shortly after the incident, posted a message on his Facebook page alleging that Namara wanted to shoot him.

“This man wanted to shoot me after knocking my car…but we managed to disarm him and he was arrested by a police officer. I was immediately asked by the police officer to go make a statement at the station. On arrival at the station, his colleagues had arrived at the station, rounded it off, and had put the police officers at gunpoint. They commanded me to vacate the premises and nearly shot at me. I had to run to my car and the driver took off,” Bebe Cool said.

Namara, who claims to sustained injuries in the scuffle is reportedly hospitalized at Gemini Medical Center. He will undergo interrogation once he stabilizes.

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+3 #1 kasede 2022-06-26 09:46
M7's forces are out of control. May be Ugandan civilians should now have the RIGHT to carry guns to defend themselves (individually) against such trigger-happy guys. {The Worst Case Option. I fear for the future ahead of us}.
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+4 #2 Ndugu 2022-06-27 06:02
This guy keeps praising this government with no end in sight. Of course, each time, he's either arguably been paid or about to be. Then, he (a Ssali) has an altercation with a Namara or whatever his name is, following which, the Ssali tastes the brunt of the injustice experienced by others who have wailed without aid, and then he whines like it's something new.

To other victims, it's great it's happened to this sycophant. Perhaps he can now empathize with the rest of victims of injustice out there.
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+5 #3 kabinda 2022-06-27 07:35
Hogwash So the so called Bebe cool takes his case to the court of public opinion and we are supposed to believe every rubbish he twits?

Only in Uganda do police arrest their colleagues for intervening in a potential crime scene .And what is all this rescue bull crap about?

Precincts can be easily raided by plain clothed hoodlums and the hoodlums get away with it.This is not a rotten banana republic.It is a cesspool.
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+1 #4 Miko 2022-06-27 07:55
Arrested for escalating the incident??? Give me a break!! Police, army and other security personnel have been going around for years using illegal, excessive and unreasonable force on wanainchi with impunity.

Now when one of their own is arrested, perhaps using the same tactics, they cry foul. Without intending to condone violence, if in fact violence was involved, it has to be said that what's good for the goose should be good for the gander.

Maybe these security personnel need to remember that minus their deadly weapons they are just flesh and blood like everyone else.
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+1 #5 Lakwena 2022-06-27 08:02
That's what happens in a culture of "Do you know who I am" (courtesy of Dr. Spire Ssentongo).

In other words, what is the relevance of the Uganda Police, if they can't arrest a reckless motorist who draws a gun purchased by our sweat and blood (tax money [our gun]) and point it at points his victim of traffic recklessness.

Think of it: a few years ago, although he/his driver was on the wrong; Gen Kyaligonja and quasi Diplomat (Ambassador to Burundi) slapped and humiliated a Female Traffic Officer on Jinja Road (Seeta). To date, nobody knows what happened to the case!

Otherwise, it is high time Ugandans got their country back from thugs.
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+2 #6 Odongkara Bidong 2022-06-27 10:44
Bebe Cool just feel the heat, not time to be cool! This is what you went round the country kneeling for, why run with your tail between your legs and whine like a swine when you advocate for such a brutal gangster style regime?

If you are still meeting Namara today I have to tell you that we have been living with Namara for the last 36+ years. Thank your father’s humble spirit that you are still breathing and has another opportunity to go kneeling for crooks!
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+3 #7 Apuuli 2022-06-27 14:01
Bebe Cool, if you are looking for sympathy from the public, you have lost it man.

The vast majority of the public is fed up of you and your immaturity. It's even possible you provoked the whole incident, and what you bit, was too big for you to swallow.

And now you are trying very hard to make up terrible fantasies, in order for you to litigate for compensation. I have no sympathy for you, that's what I am saying.
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