Deputy police spokesperson Polly Namaye has said Labour junior minister Mwesigwa Rukutana is being held on attempted murder charges.
He was arrested together with his 3 escorts following a shooting incident in Ruhama, Ntungamo district in which one person was seriously injured and a motor vehicle damaged.
The victim was rushed to hospital in critical condition.
She said the suspects are in detention on charges of inciting violence, attempted murder by shooting and malicious damage.
The minister was later moved from Ntungamo Police Station to Mbarara Central Police Station in Mbarara City under heavy security.
Currently in custody at Mbarara CPS are: Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana and his bodyguards; Number 46613 PC Agec Paul, Number 62477 PC Koozala Faizo, RA 215020L/CPL Okello John Bosco and driver Nuwamanya Napoleon.
All are charged with attempted murder and malicious damage vide NTUNGAMO SD 29/05/09/2020.