Police in Gulu District have denied having a car belonging to Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi, as well as belongings of the 38 suspects accused of treason.
In August 2018, while campaigning for Kasiano Wadri in the Arua Municipality by-elections, chaos ensued shortly after it was alleged that Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, and company had stoned and shattered the hindscreen of one of the presidential cars.
In the process, Yasin Kawuma who was driving the Tundra belonging to Kyagulanyi was shot dead inside the said car. Thereafter, the legislator, alongside several other opposition MPs were arrested from their hotel rooms by operatives from the Special Forces Command and the police.
According to Kyagulanyi’s lawyer Medard Segona, those who were arrested – legislators and their supporters – had their belongings (wallets, watches, cell phones and money) taken from them by security officers as exhibits. Also, the Tundra was towed to Gulu Police Headquarters in a bid to assist in the investigations.
On Thursday, while appearing before Gulu High Court, Ssegona, also Busiro East Parliamentary representative, requested the trial judge, Imran Kintu to compel the officers in charge of the investigations to present his clients’ confiscated properties.
However, a police investigative officer told court that the whereabouts of the Tundra is not known, but rather agreed that they have in possession the suspects’ cell phones. These he claimed had complex passwords that have hindered police’s investigations since they can’t unlock them.
Hearing of the case has been adjourned to July 4.