A reliable police source told URN on condition of anonymity that Arua police, which is meant to handle case of the suspects, has since shifted focus on the ongoing election.
Bobi Wine and Kasiano Wadri hours before they were arrested during the final campaign rally procession
More than 34 suspects picked up in connection to the chaos that marred the last day of campaigns in the Arua municipality MP by-elections are to spend another night in detention, URN has learnt. The suspects, who include Kasiano Wadri, one of the candidates in today's by-elections are locked up at Gulu Central Police Station.
A reliable police source told URN on condition of anonymity that Arua police, which is meant to handle case of the suspects, has since shifted focus on the ongoing election. "They have not even recorded statements from the victims or the suspects and that is the most important part of criminal case management," the source said.
While the suspects were initially transferred to Gulu Central Police station for detention, some of them have since been moved to various police stations. The where about of the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine remains unknown.
Shortly after his arrest on Tuesday afternoon, Bobi Wine was reportedly airlifted by operatives from the Special Force Command (SFC) to Bombo Military barrack. He was later taken to unknown location.
Police Spokesperson, Emilian Kayima confirmed that the suspects will remain in custody until the elections are completed. “Anything else will be handled after the election,” he said. Wadri's lawyer, Jimmy Madila says he has failed to access his client until now, saying Arua Police has remained tightlipped on his whereabouts.