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CCTV footage lands Bobi Wine bodyguards in deeper trouble

Police arresting one of Bobi Wine's bodyguards

Police arresting one of Bobi Wine's bodyguards

The Uganda Police Force has sanctioned four charges against two bodyguards of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobwine who have been detained at Wandegeya police station since Friday last week.

Although police arrested them basing on only one offence of assaulting police officers on duty, police spokesperson Fred Enanga now reveals that after reviewing the CCTV footage from Twed Tower, it has been found that the bodyguards committed three other offences.      

Enanga said Rashid Kavuma and Matovu Adam, who on Friday allegedly assaulted police officers when ordered to vacate the place where they were standing waiting for their boss. Court had summoned Kyagulanyi for a hearing about the controversies surrounding his National Unity Platform (NUP) party, which he took over from Moses Nkonge Kibalama.      

Enanga says the duo who were initially detained on one charge of assaulting police officers on duty, is now being charged with committing acts of violence at court premises, assault, obstructing police officers, and resisting lawful arrest.        

"We are expecting their files that were submitted to be returned from the DPP and they are likely to appear in court by either today or tomorrow," Enanga said today Monday.

He says that the police management has decided to take cases of assault against police officers on duty seriously following the increasing attacks on police officers by the same group in Kyagulanyi’s camp on several occasions. 

At one point in the video that made rounds on social media, Kavuma is shown grabbing a police officer’s collar and pinning him on the wall while other officers try to rescue their colleague from the charged Kavuma. 

"The officers were carrying on their duty, but these two together with others refused to follow instructions and carried out unprovoked attacks on our officers and they are seen to be becoming more emboldened with these acts of violence which we see escalating every day," Enanga added.      

"We want to remind the public including gangs and honourable members of parliament that there will always be consequences for people who have no regard for the law, for people who attack officers on lawful duty is absolutely unacceptable, another one was pinned against the wall and these are officers who were armed. So they exhibited too much restrain. It was very painful, getting to see a police officer pinned on the wall, it is really very painful," said Enanga. 

On their arrest, the NUP-leaning eyewitness Shamim Nabakooza who was together with the duo said Kawuma was "arrested like a criminal yet they were moving out peacefully. They kicked him and sprayed pepper in his eyes."

Our efforts to speak to Joel Ssenyonyi the NUP spokesperson on the matter were futile as he was not picking our calls.   

Comments

+2 #11 Lakwena 2020-09-29 12:45
Quoting Wooden K.:
We all saw the footing in question - The policeman looked badly fed and weak , His small legs could not carry him .
Surely , It can`t Kavums fault that the police provokes fights using men that are not up to it.

It is not accepatble that Enanga , who looks like he eats well is the one who speaks for these badly-looked_ after police people

I Enanga should be more concerned that Kansiime of Trafiic is too fat and unfit .

What kind of police-force is this where 6 out 10 policemen / wonen in these street operations are "ranked " officers who should be in Offices ?


In other words Wooden, the ranked officers are Mr. M7's over-deployed, idle, disorderly and good for nothing yellow underwear cadres Al Gen Kayihura.
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+2 #12 Akot 2020-09-29 14:52
Quoting Jama:
Why don't you charge police officers who brutalize and murder Innocent civilians?

This police undoubtedly is the armed branch of the Nrm.


Thanks for calling a spade a spade!

But, only Ugandans, in UNITY, will have the power to end Museveni's rule, then his war dogs whose enemies are Ugandans, will have to either go with the demon to the bush, or apologyse to Ugandans!

Until that UNITY, only possible after bringing down the tribalistic system comes around, these criminal war dogs will serve Museveni & ensure his lifetime post!

Do Ugandans still believe Museveni will lose next fake election & to who?
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0 #13 Akot 2020-09-29 15:11
Larry Mike, agreed, but,

This is Museveni's police & unless Ugandans take back their country in UNITY, there is no way Museveni will leave; Ugandans are the enemies his police/army have to fight to ensure his continuity.

The poor, sich without healthcare, those who want education for kids, youth who want a better future/a different Uganda...MUST come out in UNITY to block Museveni & bring country to stand still!

Why are Ugandans ensuring Museveni's post through;

- the divisive tribalistic system,

- electionof mps that work for him & not electorates,

- worse, Ugandans go for fake elections that only
legalise the demon!

Just bringing down the tribalistic system & UNITY are all Ugandans need to block Museveni to show him way out!

Why prefer Museveni to being FREE to form the governance we want?
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0 #14 Akot 2020-09-29 15:18
Quoting Odongkara:


Uganda Police and Enaga should critically and honestly ask themselves why that citizens are seen to be becoming more emboldened with these acts of violence which we see escalating every day.

What goes round comes round. You harvest what you sow! You preach and practice violence, you reap violence too. Police treat Ugandans with passioned brutality


Thanks.

This is why Ugandans MUST bring down the tribalistic system & UNITE so that Museveni & his war dogs get no excuse for brutalising them pretending they are Ugandans' security bodies when our people are the ensmies they kill/teargas/arrest...!

Just bringing down the tribalistic system & UNITY is what's needed to end Museveni's evil rule, without further destrouction of Ugandans by Ugandans!
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0 #15 Wooden K. 2020-09-29 15:18
... in other words , in Uganda police ( even in the army) ranks almost mean nothing.

As it looks right now , every policeman on the steet is an Officer. It is no longer a big deal to be an ACP or CP in Uganda Police. because everyone seems to be doing the job of SPC- patrol ,arrest , and engage in physical assaults
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+1 #16 Lakwena 2020-09-30 09:09
Quoting Darligton Sakwa:
Lawful arrest needs presentation of an arrest warrant.

When police pounce on people like robbers, their protection as members of the security forces simply evaporates.


Thanks Darligton Sakwa for that reminder to the law enforcement officers..

Otherwise, where have been all along, and how is Eric Sakwa doing; especially after his fracas in Jinja where he was arrested like a chicken thief and charged with petty theft and attempted murder?
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0 #17 Darligton Sakwa 2020-09-30 19:53
Quoting Lakwena:


Thanks Darligton Sakwa for that reminder to the law enforcement officers..

Otherwise, where have been all along, and how is Eric Sakwa doing; especially after his fracas in Jinja where he was arrested like a chicken thief and charged with petty theft and attempted murder?


I am around just ageing gracefully and avoiding trouble
I hope my nephew Eric Sakwa now knows what it means to be overzealous about things you neither believe in nor understand for the same of a job

From the extreme in opposition to holier than though, he must be regretting his extreme methods of pleasing the master
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0 #18 Lakwena 2020-10-01 09:22
Quoting Darligton Sakwa:
...


I am around just ageing gracefully and avoiding trouble
I hope my nephew Eric Sakwa now knows what it means to be overzealous about things you neither believe in nor understand for the same of a job

From the extreme in opposition to holier than though, he must be regretting his extreme methods of pleasing the master

It is a pity Uncle Sakwa, I used to admire Eric whenever he defended UPC development policies during the defunct Radio Ekimeza political forum.

But now-a-days whenever I meet and tease him that; Obote turns in his grave whenever he (Eric) opens and ride in the Classic RDC Double Cabin pickup truck; the guy can't look me in the eyes.
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0 #19 Lakwena 2020-10-01 12:17
Quoting Wooden K.:
... in other words , in Uganda police ( even in the army) ranks almost mean nothing.

As it looks right now , every policeman on the steet is an Officer. It is no longer a big deal to be an ACP or CP in Uganda Police. because everyone seems to be doing the job of SPC- patrol ,arrest , and engage in physical assaults


In such a case the American irony says: there are more Chiefs than Indians.
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