National Unity Platform President Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine Wednesday met and interacted with NUP coordinator David Oguttu.
“I am glad that the citizens resisted his unlawful arrest after the police and military attempted to frame him with possession of a firearm magazine in Busia.”
This follows an incident in Busia District where security personnel attempted to arrest National Unity Platform coordinator and area councillor, Oguttu.
Earlier on, security officers conducted a day-time search at Comrade Oguttu’s home.
They discovered nothing to connect him to criminal activity and subsequently issued him a search certificate clearing him.
However, the same security officers returned to comrade Oguttu’s home later in the night and after a brief search, they purportedly discovered a magazine with live ammunition.
They later attempted to arrest comrade Oguttu but the community put up resistance and the security officers abandoned their mission.
Bobi Wine visits Mzee Damulira
Also yesterday, Bobi Wine visited the two homes of John Damulira, a 50 year old man who was abducted last year in November by the military.
Mzee Damulira worked at Kisekka market.
At the height of the abductions that rocked the nation last year, he was taken away by heavily armed military men.
Since then, NUP legal teams have followed up without success.
His family has moved to many prisons, military facilities, police stations, etc.
“The whereabouts of Damulira are still unknown. Our demand to the regime has been to produce him, whether dead or alive,” Bobi Wine said.
“Damulira is one of the hundreds of our people who are still under illegal detention. His family is in great distress. His businesses have since stopped working.”
He added: “This is a reminder to all of us not to stop or backtrack until the dignity of the people of Uganda is restored. There must be accountability for these outrageous violations.”
Bobi Wine also visited a senior citizen Mzee William Byarugaba aka Jajja NUP.
He is a respected statesman and seasoned political analyst.
“I have always been amazed and humbled by his consistent revolutionary message, filled with wisdom,” Bobi Wine said.
“He told us of how many trials and tribulations he’s gone through from the time he started speaking on behalf of the people. Mzee Byarugaba is sick and frail, but he is strong in spirit. We pray he recovers soon, so he can live long enough to see a New Uganda.”