Vocal social critic Frank Gashumba has come out, asking the public not to be the judges over allegations of fraud charged against him.
“Don’t judge me – wait for court to judge me. Social media has become the complainant, investigator, the judge, you are everything,” Gashumba said upon release on bail.
Gashumba was last Monday held by the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence and paraded before the media with his brother Innocent Kasumba with UPDF deputy spokesperson Lt. Deo Akiiki saying he wanted to defraud an investor of $12m in a bogus deal to supply the UPDF hundreds of trucks.
Akiiki also said Gashumba was found in possession of marijuana, cocaine, fake passports and stamps of various government departments, the UPDF, Stanbic Bank and the office of the President of South Sudan.
Gashumba laughed off the army’s claims, saying his crime is being vocal against the state, especially the current Togikwatako campaign against amending the constitution to lift Presidential candidates’ age limits from 75, to allow President Museveni continue his rule after 2021.
“I am ready to be buried in Uganda. I am not leaving Uganda. Those who think that they can intimidate me, coming up with trumped up stupid charges, mbu marijuana and cocaine recovered from Gashumba’s residence, that’s stupidity of the highest order. Let one of them show you a video recording as they were retrieving marijuana or cocaine from my house,” Gashumba said.
Source: matooke republic