Speaking on Ariho’s arrest today, Bobi Wine said his bodyguard was not arrested because of the ‘explosive’ incident, but because the state is trying to fulfill its plan of arresting, detaining and torturing his comrades throughout the election period
National Unity Platform -NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has dismissed the
charges against on his private bodyguard Norbert Elber Ariho as mere fabrications.
Police arrested Ariho on Thursday evening in Buhuro Manafwa
district at one of Kyagulanyi’s rallies accusing him of being in possession of
teargas canisters, ,obstructing police and incitement to violence.
On Tuesday this week, when Kyagulanyi was in Kayunga,
an unidentified person threw a teargas canister near Bobi Wine as he confronted
security officers for disrupting his campaign meeting.
A video emerged pinning Ariho to have hurled the canister
towards the presidential candidate. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said police
were hunting for Ariho for alleged possession of teargas canister which was
hurled during that confrontation on that day.
is in connection with an alleged assault occasioning grievous bodily harm Vide
Kayunga police station, CRB 829/2020, and other related cases during the
political campaigns at Kyampisi trading centre police spokesperson said.
Enanga added that the Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is
currently investigating the intentions
of Ariho and where he got the teargas canister he was seen throwing said in
Speaking on Ariho’s arrest today, Bobi Wine said his bodyguard
was not arrested because of the ‘explosive’ incident, but because the state is
trying to fulfill its plan of arresting, detaining and torturing his comrades
until the elections are over.
tried to frame him for having
thrown the explosive that
nearly killed us, despite an investigation that shows how the
projectile came from police," Kyagulanyi has said.
"We are aware of their plan to arrest, torture and detain many
more people that I work with until after elections," Kyagulanyi added. "Too bad for them, Uganda is
far ahead of them.”
Katana, one of NUP’s lawyers says more members on the team that moves
with their presidential flag bearer are continuously being arrested at
all rallies. He adds that their efforts to secure bail for them including Ariho has been frustrated severally.
notes that they have been compiling reports of all evidence on security personnel who engage in criminal acts of human rights violations against Ugandans. He says that such people will be held accountable of their actions.
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weeks back, at least 10 NUP members from Kampala were arrested in a
hotel in Kyegegwa district. They had gone to organize the venue
where the campaign event was meant to happen.