Barbie: Bobi groaned, asked me to save him from torturers

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Barbie and Bobi Wine

Barbie Kyagulanyi, wife to Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, has spoken out about his brutal arrest at Entebbe international airport.

Singer Nubian Li who was travelling with Bobi Wine and human rights lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo‏, said the police violently abducted Bobi Wine from the airport, forced him into a police ambulance and is being driven to unknown destination.

“Security forces just manhandled my husband and whisked him away to an unknown destination from Entebbe airport,” Barbie said on social media.

She shared the video of Bobi Wine’s arrest saying he groaned in pain as “he called my name to save him from being taken by his torturers again”.

She added: “They forced him into an ambulance and drove out of the airport departures section.”

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Lawyer Asuman Basalirwa called it a “very nasty and brutal experience here at Entebbe as Bobi and Zaake are arrested”.

He said CID director Grace Akullo has fled the scene.

“Both Zaake and Bobi forcefully being driven to unknown place. We are following from behind,” Basalirwa added.

Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] condemned the action saying: “The regime cannot force Hons. @HEBobiwine & @ZaakeFrancis to be given medical care that they don’t believe in.”

It added: “It is their right to get one they do decide on! Blocking them from going to get medical care is abuse of their rights to live!”

According to reports, Bobi has been driven to Kiruddu hospital.

Bobi Wine sneaked out of Lubaga hospital on Thursday afternoon without being officially checked out by doctors.

Earlier, Mityana Municipality counterpart Francis Zaake who was at the Airport, was blocked from flying to India, and arrested by Police.

Police had earlier told Zaake that he needed to get clearance from the Director, Criminal Investigations.

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