Former Makerere University vice chancellor Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has fumed at police after Isaac Sempala and Sebagala family members threw MP Nabilah Naggayi’s clothes out of their Buziga home.
Drama ensued on March 12 after Nabilah attempted to throw Sempala out of the house to make way for Baryamureeba.
Nabilah’s clothesa and other personal effects were thrown out.
Hours after the incident, Baryamureeba asked, “𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐀𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐫. 𝐈𝐬𝐚𝐚𝐜 𝐒𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐥𝐚 𝐒𝐞𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐚?”
Baryamureeba says he is left wondering whether police first want to see Nabilah’s dead body before they can arrest her husband who is also accused of domestic violence.
The professor says Sempala has committed many crimes, and the fact that he treated a honorable member of parliament with disrespect should have prompted police to arrest him.
“Last night, the 12th of March 202, we learnt with shock from Bukede TV Agataliiko Nfuufu and other media houses how Mr. Sempala had thrown out some of the personal property of his wife Hon. Naggayi Nabilah Sempala over the gate into the road in the full view of the media. This is a serious case of destruction of property,” said Baryamureeba.
“Honorable literally implies bringing or deserving honour. As these serious cases of domestic violence are being meted on a Honorable Member of Parliament in total violation of the Domestic violence act 2010, what are state institutions like Uganda Police doing? Are they waiting for a dead body for them to act?”
Sempala collapsed during Friday’s incident.
Baryamureeba says Sempala could even destroy more property if police doesn’t restrain him.
“As of now, Mr. Sempala is taking the law unto his own hands and has forged ahead without recourse to any legal provision to throw out Hon . Naggayi Nabilah Sempala’s personal effects and may in the process start destroying the property,” continued Baryamureeba.
“Now my worry is that this property that has other parties may be destroyed as we go through the court process, yet personally I am owed over UGX 800 Million.”
He threatened to die defending Nabilah’s property.
“The work of the police is to keep law and order and to protect people’s property. Now is the time for police to act and ensure that this property that has become a crime scene is guarded by the police and nobody accesses this property until all matters surrounding this property are resolved,” he noted.
“If this does not happen all of us who have interest in the property shall use all means possible to protect the property and the results may not be good.”