By Vuga Innocent
Police have confirmed the arrest of private security bodyguard of National Unity Platform presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi.
Police in a statement released on Friday afternoon said Ariho Elba, who had earlier been accused of hurling a smoke explosive, was apprehended today morning from the Eastern district of Manafwa.
“We would like to confirm the arrest of Ariho Elba, a private bodyguard, which occurred today, 4.12.2020, at around 11:30m from Buhuro Manafwa,” said the statement.
The arrest is however not connected to the Tuesday’s ugly teargas explosion incident near Bobi Wine. Police came out to say on Wednesday that Ariho that was in posession of a teargas canister and is the one who exploded it near Kyagulanyi.
Today police have changed the accusations saying Ariho assaulted someone causing body injuries.
“His arrest is in connection with an alleged assault occasioning grievous bodily harm Vide Kayunga police station, CRB 829/2020, and related incidents of obstruction and incitement to violence during the political campaigns at Kyampisi trading centre on 01.12.2020 Vide CID headquarters, GEF 1172/2020,” said police.
“Arrangements to obtain his statement in place. More updates to follow.”