CID summons Bobi Wine for defying IGP’s orders

CID summons Bobi Wine for defying IGP's orders
Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine

The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has summoned Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on accusations of inciting violence.

In summonses signed by senior commissioner Joseph Obwana on behalf of CID director Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Grace Akullo, Kyagulanyi is accused of defying the Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola who had earlier cancelled the ‘Kyarenga Extra’ music concert.

Kyagulanyi has been ordered to appear at CID headquarters in Kibuli on Friday at 2pm. Akullo’s summon to Kyagulanyi is titled; Invitation for interview and statement recording vide Katwe CRB: 646/2019 (incitement to violence and unlawful assembly).

“Inquiries are being conducted in the above-quoted reference whereby on the 22/04/2019, you were allegedly involved in inciting violence and unlawful assembly in defiance of the inspector general of police guidelines during the preparation of Kyarenga Extra concert in Busabala,” reads the summons in part.

Ochola on Easter Sunday issued a letter through the police director of operations AIGP Asuman Mugenyi cancelling Bobi Wine’s Easter Monday concert on grounds that his previous music concerts held at the same beach fell short of security guidelines.

The police chief stated that Kyagulanyi’s shows have severally turned into a public nuisance, violated traffic rules and regulations and caused other misconducts, which do not only breach law, but also endanger the lives of other people who are not even part of his music events.

Since Monday, Kyagulanyi has been under house arrest but yesterday Thursday he managed to sneak out and travel to Bugiri to attend the burial of former Bugiri district chairman Siraji Lyavala.

In Bugiri, Kyagulanyi told mourners that he was compelled to attend the burial because Lyavala was a dependable leader who believed in democracy. Kyagulanyi adds that the deployment of police officers around his home is illegal and he vowed to continue demanding for freedom.

Kyagulanyi said as a law abiding citizen, his ‘escape’ from his own home was not to encourage further escapes from prison by others but that he was forced to do it, because the security siege to his home is illegal.

As the news of Kyagulanyi’s escape became a topic of discussion on social media during the day, police said he was actually freely allowed to leave his home because they saw no reason as to why they should continue to have him locked up in his own house.

On Wednesday, the state minister for Internal Affairs Mario Obiga Kania told parliament that Kyagulanyi was a free man but only within the confines of his home because the state suspects that he committed a crime.