Uganda’s People Power movement has vowed to investigate independently circumstance which led to the controversial death of their supporter Michael Arinda commonly known as Ziggy Wine.
Speaking to news agencies on Thursday People Power mouthpiece Joel Ssenyonyi said that they will not take any uncoordinated reports from Police concerning the cause of Ziggy Wine’s death. Ziggy Wine was a friend to People People movement founder Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. He was also a member of the bad man Kamwokya music group again led by Bobi Wine, called Fire Base crew.
“We are going to conduct our own investigations calmly and we shall reach to the real cause of Arinda’s death,” Ssenyonyi said. He added, “Many of our supporters have been kidnapped and tortured in the same way, were are the reports? Currently, John Bosco Kibalama is missing what has Police done? We shall not be fooled by security agencies who have failed to protect Ugandans.”
People Power’s announcement follows Police’s declaration that Ziggy Wine died from motorbike accident injuries.
On Tuesday Police Spokesman Fred Enanga said, “On the 21st of July 2019 at around 7:30pm, a speeding motorcycle Honda type heading in the direction of Kyebando knocked a lady and a gentleman.
“The gentleman who was badly injured (crushed his head on the right-hand side of the motorcycle) neither had identification nor phone with him. He was later identified as Michael Arinda or commonly known as Ziggy Wine.”
However, James Mubiru who received the post-mortem report from the doctor in Mulago urged that in the report, the doctor indicated that Ziggy Wine died of ‘blunt force trauma to the head’ which simply explains that he was hit by a hard object on his head.
He also added that the report again indicated that Ziggy Wine’s body had some wounds of burns.
On Sunday, Ziggy Wine died at Mulago hospital following the injuries that he sustained in what currently police called an accident which the deceased’s family have refuted.