Posted on15 August, 2018 | 01:16

Uganda: Kassiano Wadri Found with Gun

Security services have reportedly found Arua Municipality MP contestant Kassiano Wadri in possession of a gun, Chimp Corps exclusively report.

“Yes , it is true we can confirm that Mr Wadri had a gun,” said Uganda Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima when contacted by this website on Tuesday evening.

Wadri, 61, who previously served as Terego County MP, does not deny possessing a weapon and is said to be cooperating with authorities, according to officials.

Wadri was apprehended in a joint security operation in Arua on Monday following deadly scenes in which the driver of MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was killed.

Other MPs arrested in the night operation included Gerald Karuhanga, Paul Mwiru and former lawmaker Michael Mabikke.

Police used teargas and bullets to disperse crowds after the presidential motorcade was hurled with stones, damaging the hind window of the lead car bearing the presidential court of arms.

Officials told ChimpReports that Wadri was quizzed by investigators on the source of the gun.

Wadri reportedly said he obtained the firearm through the legally provided procedures.

Asked to respond to this statement, Kayima said the law enforcement will at the right time tell the public “whether he indeed got the gun through the right channels or otherwise.”

Pressed to provide specifics of the gun, Kayima said more information would be released later.

We were unable to contact Wadri for comment as he is still incarcerated with scores of other suspects at Arua police station.

Kayima attributed the Monday chaos to supporters of Wadri whom he said blocked the presidential motorcade and transport junction in Arua town.

He said Wadri’s supporters also pelted stones at the presidential official car hence smashing its hind wind screen.

The situation is currently normal with increased presence of security forces in the town ahead of tomorrow’s by-election.

The MP seat fell vacant following the assassination of MP Ibrahim Abiriga in June this year by unknown gunmen in Kawanda.

By Habarurema Djamali




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