Blogger Ashiraf Ndagimana Gatto alias Ashburg Kato has been arrested for allegedly hacking a social media page belonging to Stanely Ndawula, the proprietor of Investigator News website.
The suspect is currently detained at Jinja Road Police station in Kampala.
Ashburg, a former supporter of National Unity Platform (NUP) who later defected to the ruling NRM party, has since recorded a statement at police which will aid with the investigations.
Ashburg’s arrest has followed a complaint by Ndawula to police about a clique of people hacking his social media network.
He accused city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and his son, Rajiv of being behind the hacking of his social media accounts which came after he ran a series of stories about the businessman’s unlawful methods of acquiring people’s property in Kampala.
“Meet Kato Ashburg, one of the top coordinators of my hacking. He was arrested last night. His statement is so revealing and interesting. It’s gonna be a nice ride, the trauma they took me through aside,”Ndawula tweeted.
Hacking of social media handles has become a worrying vice of recent with many celebrities losing their pages