Isaac Katoogo after discharge from hospital

National Resistance Movement (NRM) party leaders in Mbale district have disowned a mam was reportedly by unidentified criminals for subscribing to the ruling party.

A 37-year-old Isaac Kitoogo, a resident of Nambozo Cell, Nkoma Ward in Mbale Municipality was admitted to Mbale General Clinic after being reportedly beaten and nailed with a 3- inch nail through his right cheek on Monday night.

According to Daily Monitor, during a press conference held at the RDC’s office in Mbale town, Mr Mahamood Masaba the vice NRM party chairman revealed that the victim is not a member of the party.

 “After verification, we have confirmed that he is not our supporter. Therefore, in our district, we do not have any supporter or leader of NRM party, who was beaten,” Mr Masaba said.

Masaba also said that the victim is not even resident of Mbale district.

Mr Sulaimani Barassa Ogajjo, the area RDC also stated that the victim fabricated the scenario to extort money from president Museveni

“I believe it was a fake deal. He wanted to get money from government after claiming he was attacked,”

The RDC adds that the masquerader would be taken to Chief of Military Intelligence for further investigations.

Mr Barasa said a police surgeon, Dr Rubanza examined the victims and found a minor scar on his cheek.