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Bobi Wine to be charged before army court today

Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine at a recent press conference.PHOTO BY MICHAEL KAKUMIRIZI

Government announced yesterday that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine will today be charged before the army court in Gulu over possessing a gun.

Kyagulanyi’s driver, Yasin Kawuma, was shot dead on Monday at Pacific Hotel car park in Arua.
But First Deputy Premier Moses Ali, told Parliament yesterday: “Kyagulanyi will appear before General Court Martial in Gulu on Thursday [today]. Kyagulanyi was found with a gun.”
“Allegations of torture are not true. This is the government statement; there is no torture at Central Police Station cell,” he added.

Gen Ali also said Mr Kyagulanyi had earlier been checked into a military hospital in Gulu.
He added that all the persons arrested are in custody at the Gulu Central Police Station and are accessible to their relatives and lawyers.

Responding to the government’s statement, Mr Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP, FDC, said the government should tell Ugandans what type of gun was found on Mr Kyagulanyi.
“Secondly, he [Gen Ali] dismissed allegations that our colleagues were tortured. We have evidence, photos of our colleagues who are lying in the hospital almost lifeless. For example, we have [a picture of] Francis Zaake. The blood oozing from his hands; the eyes are swollen, the ears are shattered. I do not know if Zaake tortured himself.” Mr Olanya said a police officer in Arua had told him on Tuesday that the government is going to “teach Mr Kyagulanyi and Mr Zaake a lesson that they will never forget.”

The other detained MPs, including Gerald Karuhanga (Ntungamo Municipality), Paul Mwiru (Jinja East), Michael Mabikke (former Makindye West MP) and Kassiano Wadri (Arua Municipality MP-elect) are expected to be charged today with yet-to-be known offences.

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