KAMPALA – Police have revealed that they have 11 people in custody for allegedly hurling stones and bottles at singer Bebe Cool real name Moses Ssali during fellow singer’s concert on Saturday.
During Cindy’s Boom party concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval on Saturday, several revellers hurled water bottles and other materials at singer Bebe Cool as he got on stage.
However, during a presser on Monday morning, police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, revealed that their officers at the concert were able to arrest eleven suspects.
“Our covert officers were able to arrest 11 people who were involved in throwing bottles,” Enanga said.
He added that “Preliminary investigations indicate that five of these entered the concert with plastic soda bottles waiting for him to get to the stage and disrupt his performance.”
A number of artists mostly those loyal to the ruling NRM party and President Museveni have been at the receiving end of bottles while performing at various music concerts.
However, the police spokesperson said they are not sure of the motive of the suspects.
“We can’t know whether it was for political motives but investigations will tell,” he said.
This comes shortly after Lt. Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a son to president Museveni castigated Police for noting protecting the singer during concerts.
Gen. Muhoozi in a tweet said blamed police and bouncers for allowing what he called hooligans to hurl bottles at one of Uganda’s greatest artists.
“The same hooligans beat up women (on Women’s Day) for simply loving (President) Kaguta Museveni and Bebe Cool,” he said, adding that “We expect a lot better next time from police.”