NBS senior news anchor Samson Kasumba was on Monday arrested by Crime Intelligence Officers at around 10:20 pm as he left the station after the NBS Live at 9 bulletin. He was then detained at Kira Road Police Station for about 24 hours before he was released on Police bond last night.
According to the Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, Kasumba is being investigated together with others for alleged ‘subversive activities.’
Today morning, Kasumba returned to work and narrated his entire arrest ordeal. Kasumba said when he got arrested, his phones were confiscated and was warned not to make any calls. The news anchor revealed that he resorted to trying to memorise faces of the officers who arrested him.
“At the reception, I was checked and we later walked to the cell. I was given VIP treatment, they offered me a blanket but I humbly refused it because of COVID-19,” Kasumba said.
Kasumba said despite being behind bars for a short time, he made friends.
“I had inmates who became my mates. They started narrating their stories, chilling stories. A one Kagoda told me he was picked from his veranda. He has been there or a week,” he narrated.
On his house search, Kasumba said he was confident that nothing scandalous would be found in his house.
“While they were searching my house, I was there and I am glad I sat with my girls and told them what was going on. One of my daughters wanted to be a pilot but now, she wants to be a lawyer,” he said.