The Uganda Police (UPF) have dispelled rumor surrounding the health condition of Mityana Municipality Francis Zaake, saying the legislator is in stable condition.
This follows alarming reports on social media that Zaake has died in detention.
Zaake was arrested from his residence in Mityana on 19th April 2020 having been found distributing food to the people in disregard of government directives in the fight against the deadly coronavirus disease.
According to a statement from the Criminal Investigations Department, Hon. Zaake was detained on allegations of doing a negligent act likely to spread an infection of disease contrary to Section 171 of the Penal Code Act , and disobedience of lawful orders contrary to section 117 of the same act.
CID says, investigations upon Zaake’s arrest and charges were sanctioned by the DPP. However, at the time he was going to be produced to court, Zaake complained of ill-health which prompted police to have him examined.
Police says the examination was conducted by Uganda Police medical team in presence of his lawyers, personal doctor and his wife.
ASP Twiine Mansio Charles, PRO Criminal Investigations Department said both sides agreed that Hon. Zaake should be given treatment which he is currently receiving at Iran-Uganda Hospital Nagulu.
“He is very conscious and in stable conditions. We shall inevitably inform you of any development as we go along” the statement reads.