This was how the Ugandan dictator, General Idi Amin Dada rose to power and later fell as a result of misuse of power. In 1971, The Ugandan Central Government under the watch of President Milton Obote was overthrown by General Idi Amin and his men, when Obote was attending a Commonwealth summit in Singapore. He also declared himself the Head of State and equally promoted himself to the highest rank in the military, which is Field Marshal.
Amin’s eight years of reign in Uganda was characterised with autocracy, high-handedness,untold hardship, arbitrary arrest/illegal detention, brutal killings, insecurity, massive corruption, cronyism, dwindling economy and many more, his regime was highly associated with negativism.
It was gathered that, three hundred thousands (300,000) people were slaughtered in his eight years of autocratic rule. Amin also had a place known as evil chamber or torture chamber, where perceived enemies and opposition members were being tortured to death and it was alleged that not less than 30,000 were killed there.
See photos below…