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Arua Detectives in Gulu to Record Statements from Detained MPs

Shortly after they arrived, they conducted a suspect parade and went straight into recording statements from two Members of Parliament arrested from Arua district alongside other residents.
Gulu Central Police Station Where The Detectives Have Camped To Extract Statements
A number of Police detectives from Arua district have pitched camp at Gulu Central Police Station to extract statements from the 33 suspects arrested from Arua on Monday.

The detectives led by SP Herbert Wanyoto, the officer in charge of Crime Intelligence and Investigations in West Nile Region worked the whole day under heavy deployment of a combined force of UPDF officers and the Uganda Police.

Shortly after they arrived, they conducted a suspect parade and went straight into recording statements from two Members of Parliament arrested from Arua district alongside other residents.

The MPs who recorded statement include Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East MP. Others are Arua Municipality Parliamentary candidate Kassiano Wadri and former MP Mike Mabikke amongst other unidentified residents.

Josephine Angucia, the West Nile Police Spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network that the detectives worked all day to ensure that files of the suspects are ready for them to appear in court on Thursday. She said they are wanted for inciting violence and malicious damage after residents smashed the hind windscreen of a Presidential vehicle on Monday.

According to Angucia, the final charges against the suspect are still being prepared. A source attached to Gulu Central Police Station said on condition of anonymity that the detectives could not extract all statements from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the army in 4th Division military barracks in Gulu district has denied holding Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi in its health facility.

On Wednesday afternoon, Gen. Moses Ali, the Third Deputy Prime Minister told Parliament that the three MPs detained in Gulu will appear before the Magistrate Court while MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine will be arraigned before the General Cour