Police has said more suspects have been arrested for spreading false information on social media announcing the death of President Museveni.
Charles Twine, the Criminal Investigations spokesperson on Monday said security has picked more suspects to help in investigations over the matter. This comes after police arrested Peter Ssekyondwa from Luweero last week over the same matter.
‘Some of these things are done as a scheme especially by those outside the country to create grounds to get asylum, people like Lumbuye Fred take these things casual to spread news of the death of other persons but the different jurisdictions have been notified by police and diplomatic protocols that they should not be granted asylum on ground that they are to do so, they should base on other reason,” Atwiine added.
‘We have been undertaking investigations and on Thursday, we arrested one of the suspects (Ssekyondwa) who had authored a message extending what had been authored by people outside our jurisdiction. The people who received it also started sharing it” Atwiine said.
The law has provided for under section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act section 25 indicates that any person who communicates in a manner that offends a person without any justification commits an offence, they will be charged under law.
This comes after President Museveni last week directed security agencies to go after social media users who spread news of his death.