The Uganda Police Force has refuted allegations that the National Unity Platform Presidential Candidate Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert alias Bobi Wine has been arrested.
A communication from the force thus Wednesday said; “Please disregard false claims by NUP and other social media platforms that Hon.Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert has been arrested, while on his campaign trail in Kalangala District.”
“We would like to clarify that the candidate was restrained for continuously holding massive rallies amidst the increased threats of coronavirus, in total disregard of the Electoral commission and Ministry of Health guidelines,” said the Police adding, he was being transferred to his home in Magere, Kampala.
The force however confirmed some of Kyagulanyi’s team had arrested. “Part of his advance team, captured on Cctv cameras and several video footages, while deflating tyres of police motor vehicles , inciting violence, obstructing police officers on duty, violating the health and safety protocols and various traffic offences, have been arrested for further statement recording.”