By our reporter
Police in Kabale district are holding the Kitumba sub-county youth chairperson who doubles as the sub-county Electoral Commission registrar Chris Turyomurugyendo for allegedly sending death threats to Samuel Amanya, a journalist with Uganda Radio Network (URN).
Amanya alleged that, on 23rd May this year at around 1:14 pm, Turyomurugyendo using a phone number 0782,227,581 which is registered in the name of Penelope Akampurira Lynnette called him threatening to end his life soon.
Amanya said that Turyomurugyendo accuses him of having taken photos of him (suspect) in Mwendo parish in Kitumba sub-county Kabale district, allegations he (victim) denies.
Elly Maate, the Kigezi Police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest saying that the suspect is currently being held at Kabale police station under Vide No. CRB 1428/2019.
He added that the victim reported the matter to Kabale police station under reference file number SD 55/23/5/2019 for police investigation.
Maate maintained that thereafter, they started investigating and tracking the suspect until Friday morning when the suspect was finally arrested.
Maate said that suspect will be taken to court to answer the charges accordingly after police investigations
When Turyomurugyendo was paraded before journalists for a comment about the matter, he said he was not yet ready to give his side.
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