KAMPALA – Lorna Naula, 21- a student at Kyambogo University, Kampala was picked up and detained at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence – CMI in Mbuya, for at least two days after she reportedly telephoned the daughter of Uganda’s Army Commander –Gen Wilson Mbasu Mbadi.
Even though there are currently different theories of why Lorna was arrested, one of them is that she contacted the general’s daughter in an attempt to be assisted in rescuing a relative in jail.
She was on Monday picked up by plain-clothed security operatives in the company of a police officer from Banda Police Station as she made her way to her hostel after a lecture.
Sources revealed that Naula was picked up for contacting her former schoolmate and daughter of the Chief of Defence Forces – CDF, Gen Wilson Mbadi. It is reported that she had sought to contact the CDF to help her brother, who had been working with the military, secure bail.
Ms Naula’s brother, Mr Jonathan Muhumuza, who reportedly worked with the military on contract, was arrested in September for alleged unlawful possession of military stores, sources said.
“She made a statement on Monday, but the reason they delayed to release her was that the General wanted to see her in person, yet he was a busy man – so he failed to get time. They said he will see her when he gets time,” narrated our source.
She was later released on Wednesday, reportedly with apologies.