Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP) Betty Aol Ochan, paid a courtesy visit to Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine at his home in Magere where he’s currently under house arrest in her company were other MPs who included Odongo Otto, Barnabas Tinkasiimire among others.
Bobi Wine on Tuesday, April 23, disclosed on social media that his house had been surrounded by police and the military who have barred him from leaving the residence.
Ms. Achan Aol while at Magere decried the excessive use of force by including illegal detention of Bobi Wine.
Bobi Wine said that he is under illegal detention in his own house and they are going to act on this lawfully by demonstrating peacefully.
On its part, Police said the measure was part of a preventive arrest.
A police spokesman said the MP planned to disrupt public order, hence his movement will be restricted until further notice.
At the time of the arrest he was due to present a petition against police brutality over the nature of his arrest.
“When they blocked me, I asked my lawyers to deliver the letter, but they too have been blocked and stopped from accessing the police headquarters. A public office! They were ordered to leave the gate to the police headquarters immediately or face arrest!” he added in a follow-up tweet.
Bobi Wine at the time of his latest arrest had been leading a procession of his supporters to a beach venue on the outskirts of the capital Kampala, which was to host one of his scheduled concerts.