KAMPALA– Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyaggulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine, has on Friday, July 5 responded to the criminal summons upon which court ordered Police to arrest him and 9 others.
On Thursday, July 4, the Grade One Magistrate Isaac Kintu ordered police to arrest Hon. Kyagulanyi and 9 others for failing to appear before court which took place in Gulu town.
Bobi Wine has commented through his social media platforms, saying that they are still cooking more charges because they are scared of him, adding that all this will come to an end.
“Meanwhile, in another ridiculous attempt to have the 37 of us framed over Arua, the state has brought a fresh charge against us! They are still cooking more charges because they are scared, but this will come to an end,” he posted.
Hon. Kyagulanyi wondered which offence he and his colleagues had committed that annoyed the President!
“What offence? That we annoyed, alarmed and ridiculed the person of President Museveni!” questioned in a Facebook posted he made today.
He added that the government and the police should be embarrassed by the Arua incident because they have told enough lies to the public.
“Lying that they found guns and bullets in my hotel room wasn’t shameful enough! Lying that Hon. Zaake tortured himself and escaped from them to hospital wasn’t ridiculous enough! Lying that the 37 of us got a stone and threw it and smashed his car window wasn’t laughable enough!” reads an extract from the online post.
The criminal summons came during the court sitting on Thursday 4, July morning in a Gulu court. The 10 suspects which include Bobi Wine are part of the 37 people facing treason charges.
These 37 suspects are alleged to have stoned and smashed the windscreen of one of the presidential cars on August 13, 2018 which happened to be the last day of the Arua Municipality campaign by-election that sought to replace the assassinated former MP, Ibrahim Abiriga. The incident led to the death of Yasin Kawuma, Bobi Wine’s driver shot dead.
Apart from Bobi Wine, some suspects that court ordered for their arrest include Ntungamu Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga, Jinja Municipality MP Paul Mwiru, Mityana, MP Francis Zaake, former MP Mike Mabike and several others.