BY ELLY NYESIGA
Police in Mbarara has summoned the so called “Omugabe” of Ankole kingdom Umar Asiimwe for interrogation on security matters at Itaaba palace in Rwampara County, Mbarara District.
While addressing journalists after the closed door meeting with the “Omugabe” today, the Rwizi Regional CID David Ibanda said Umaru was summoned following intelligence reports about the insecurity at the palace.
Ibanda noted that after the meeting they understood some of the activities carried out at the palace and asked Asiimwe not to conflict with the police rules in whatever he does.
He said since the palace has very many people who visit it, police had to intervene as one way of preventing crimes from taking palace.
Umar Asiimwe Ntare (VI) Rubabambasi who claims to be “omugabe” of Ankole confirms that he had been summoned for security purposes.
He asked police to provide him with security to protect the palace saying there are unidentified people who usually visit it which put his life at risk.
Umaru also asked government to work on the issue of restoring Ankole kingdom with immediate urgency.