Victoria University Vice Chancellor Dr. Lawrence Muganga has been arrested from his Kampala office on Thursday, the UPDF Spokesperson Brig Flavia Byekwaso has confirmed.
Dr Muganga was reportedly picked from his office by three plain clothed men who took him to a waiting Toyota Hiace vehicle popularly known as ‘drone’.
The UPDF spokesperson, Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso confirmed the incident, but said that Dr Muganga was not kidnapped as alleged on social media, but rather arrested.
“Social media reports that Vice Chancellor Victoria University Dr Lawrence Muganga was kidnapped are false. He was arrested by joint Security Forces in connection with espionage and illegal stay in the country. Investigations into the matter have commenced,” Byekwaso said in a tweet.
Victoria University belongs to businessman Sudhir Ruparelia but like many of his businesses, the University is closely supervised by his son Rajiv Ruparelia.