Rowdy supporters of musician Robert Kyagulanyi on Tuesday hunted down a woman suspected to be a police officer and executed rough justice on her vehicle.
The fans went out of their way when their candidate was arrested at Wampeewo grounds in Kasangati and detained at Kira Road Police Station in Wakiso district.
Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine was accused of holding a campaign rally in a place where he was not supposed to be, according to police officers at the scene.
According to police, Bobi Wine disregarded orders to abandon the rally at Kasangati Saza grounds and move to Katadde, in line with a schedule agreed upon by the Electoral Commission.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander, Frank Mwesigwa, later said no charges were preferred against Bobi Wine and that all police needed was to agree on a few technicalities.
The two sides agreed on a new venue in Bulamu-Gayaza where Bobi held his last rally ahead of the Thrusday Kyadondo East MP election.
Bobi’s arrest sparked off a scuffle between police and hundreds of his supporters at Kasangati trading centre.
Rowdy supporters blocked roads around Kasangati with logs, benches and stones in protest of Kyagulanyi’s arrest.
Others descended on the police post hurling stones at the police officers at the scene.
Another section full of boda boda riders while escorting Bobi to police bumped into a vehicle Registration NO. UAU 501H that knocked six of them.
The driver, a woman suspected to be a police officer, wanted to disperse Bobi’s supporters from Kira Police Station.
The bikers quickly surrounded her menacingly and swearing to deal with her ruthlessly.
She tried to take off, but they chased her up to Namugongo.
She was luckily rescued by the Police before the bikers could descend on her.
However, her car never survived the assault as it was badly vandalised.
It was later towed back to police and parked in the yard.