DAILYNEWS UG |Northern Uganda|
- The Police spokesperson of north-western region, Josephine Angucia, says 35 people, including Bobi Wine and Wadri, are all under Police custody.
- PIC: Police detectives in the presence of Police’s Josephine Angucia taking records of the recovered guns. (Credit: Robert Ariaka)
DAILYNEWS UG |ARUA MUNICIPALITY BY-ELECTION|
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi (aka Bobi Wine) and Arua Municipality by-election candidate Kassiano Wadri have been charged with treason.
Bobi Wine was also Wednesday charged with unlawful possession of firearms.
Another charge slapped on the two politicians was malicious damage to the motorvehicle belonging to the convoy of the President.
The Police spokesperson of north-western region, Josephine Angucia, told reporters on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested on Monday and Tuesday respectively and they are currently under Police detention.
She said 35 people, including Bobi Wine and Wadri, are all under police custody.
“Kassiano Wadri was arrested with one pistol, which had 12 rounds of ammunition(…) It was found with him during the time of his arrest. He even confessed that he is licensed to have it.
“For that matter, all have been charged with treason, unlawful possession of firearms, that is for the case of Kyagulanyi Robert and malicious damage to the motorvehicle belonging to the convoy of the President,” said Angucia.
“Investigations are ongoing, witnesses are making statements, a case file is in the process of being filed, and then later on, appropriate action will be decided.”
Arua Police recovered two submachine guns and a pistol from Bobi Wine and Wadri.
The two submachine guns were found in a room at Pacific Hotel where the legislature was living.
One had 16 rounds of ammunition and the other 19. Police also recovered 46 white tablets suspected to be drugs.
Altogether, 75 rounds of ammunition were recovered. The pistol was found in Wadri’s possession.
Other items found were three Ugandan flags, six red T-shirts, 10 smart phones, a GPR machine, a red jacket and red bags.