Teams from the Criminal Investigations Directorate and other critical units within Uganda Police Force have kicked off investigations into alleged death threats against the State Minister for Privatisation Evelyn Anite.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga while addressing journalists on Monday revealed that another team has been deployed to protect the minister.
The teams investigating the minister’s claims and in charge of her security are drawn from Counterterrorism, Joint Ant-Terrorism Task Team and Crime Intelligence.
This comes a week after Anite revealed to journalists that there was a plan by “mafias in government” to assassinate her because of her fight to protect Uganda Telecom from unscrupulous people.
Enanga said Anite has already recorded a comprehensive statement through a special team from CID and investigations have since commenced.
In her statement, the minister named those behind the death threats, which has prompted the police to tighten her security.
“We have increased security visibility both close body and at her residence. We would like to inform members of the public and her family that her security has been increased and she is well protected,” Enanga said.
In the same vein, Enanga warned social media users who are discrediting the minister’s claims, saying police will not hesitate to arrest those behind the spreading of malicious content.
Addressing the press last week, Anite said there was a plan by mafias in government to remove her from the Uganda Telecom (UTL) battle and to end her life.
“The plan by the mafias is to take Anite out of the picture, I might die but history will judge them. You know the mafias, they are the ones who have been blocking the audit,” she said.
She, however, said that she would not stop fighting to save UTL or exposing bad characters in government.
“These mafias are not jokers. Go and ask Abiriga. I will die with my mouth open, I will die while shouting the mafias are coming, until they take me down. They are tapping my phone, I hear their voices when I pick up my phone.”