The Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) is to parade Frank Gashumba before the media today, TheUgandan has learnt.
Gashumba, a known critic of President, Yoweri Museveni was arrested from the city center on Monday night by operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for allegedly impersonating a defense ministry official and conning some foreigners.
Though security operatives say they have arrested the city socialite in that bogus passports deal, a security source said CMI suspects Gashumba, a second generation Ugandan is a spy for the Rwandan government of Paul Kagame. “The fraud issues are just decoy reasons for the arrest because they have always known about them and CMI does not arrest people suspected for money matters,” said the source that preferred anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter.
UPDF spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire confirmed the arrest could not give details.
Earlier on Tuesday, both the operatives (Police and CMI) were combing Gashumba’s home in Makindye division.
The arrest of Mr Gashumba comes after President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to CMI to carry out parallel investigations into the murder of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Felix Kaweesi.
Last week, CMI arrested and arraigned nine people including seven police officers and charged them before the General Court Martial for kidnap and espionage.
Mr Gashumba had since been commanding a large following both on social media, open air meetings and on radio and TV stations where he is regularly invited.
Recently, the Uganda Communication Commission banned radio TV stations from hosting him.