Blogger Lumbuye arrested in Turkey, to be deported
Ugandan controversial blogger Fred Lumbuye has reportedly been arrested by Police in Turkey. According to information coming in, the blogger is set to be deported back to Uganda and charged.
“He is still in Turkey but will be deported to Uganda and appear in Court,” a source in security told NBS TV.
There is a rumour making rounds that Lumbuye was arrested when he tried to renew his expired passport at the Ugandan Embassy in Turkey. It is said that Lumbuye sent his passport but officials seized it, forcing him to show up.
“According to reports from the Ugandan Community in Istanbul- Turkey Mr. Fred Lumbuye has been arrested. The Uganda Embassy in Ankara is yet to receive official communication from the relevant law enforcement institutions of Turkey in regard to this case,” an official from Foreign Affairs Ministry noted.
The blogger is known for spreading political propaganda using Facebook and YouTube where he hosts vlogs about several topics around Uganda’s politics.
His arrest has come following a July notice by Ugandan security officials indicating that Lumbuye and several bloggers who are based in Europe were behind the social media rumours that announced President Museveni dead.