“BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: UPDF Chief of Logistics Brig Bakahumura ‘Arrested’,” reads the headline on a screenshot of a news article posted on Facebook in Uganda in March 2022.
“‘It is true the Chief of Logistics is detained,’ said a trusted source who preferred anonymity as this is a very sensitive matter,” the article reads.
But it adds: “When contacted on phone, the UPDF and Ministry of Defense and Veterans Affairs Spokesman, Brig. Felix Kulaigye said he was not aware of the development.”
But is Bakahumura really under arrest? We checked.
Reports of brigadier arrest ‘fake news’
No credible news outlets have reported the arrest of the brigadier general.
This is to put it categorically, that the CLE Brig Bakahumura is not under arrest. So it’s FAKE NEWS pic.twitter.com/PatUFeakwc— Uganda People’s Defence Force (@updf_) March 11, 2022
“This is to put it categorically, that the CLE Brig Bakahumura is not under arrest. So, it’s FAKE NEWS,” the identically worded tweets read.
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