FDC’s Dr. Besigye Finally Transferred To Luzira

Opposition Forum For Democratic Change (FDC’s)Dr. Kiiza Besigye has been finally transferred from Moroto government Prison to Luzira prison.

This is after the Moroto Chief Magistrate Charles Yeteise ordered that he be transferred to Luzira Prison.

The Moroto resident state attorney Moroto Peter Amalo told court that Besigye should be transferred from Moroto to Kampala because he is a former presidential candidate and needed to be kept in a prison suitable for his caliber.

Amalo added that the presence of the accused person in the district was posing a security threat in the area and that transferring him to Luzira would be more convenient for his trail.

Dr. Besigye, who came second in the February polls, spent three days in police custody before he was charged with treason and remanded to Moroto prison on Friday evening.

He was transferred to Moroto police on Wednesday last week in a helicopter, after he was earlier arrested in Kampala after a video of him being sworn-in as president was circulated on social media.

The Prisons Spokesperson Frank Baine has confirmed to KFM that the necessary preparations are being made to receive Besigye.

Meanwhile heavy deployment of Counter Terrorism officials remains amid firing of tear gas to disperse protesters.

Story By Steven Ariong