By Spy Uganda
The National Unity Platform (NUP) President Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine spent the night in Dubai cells over yet-to-be-revealed reasons.
Via his Twitter, Bobi Wine revealed that he was detained on arrival and grilled for eight hours before authorities confiscated his phone and passport.
”Landed in Dubai at 8:30 pm. It’s now 5 am. I’ve been held & interrogated for 8hrs. They asked me about NUP, its leaders, their phone numbers, my family members & their contacts! I have all the necessary travel docs. They’ve confiscated my passport & my phone. Am literary under arrest,” tweeted Bobi Wine on Friday night.
Landed in Dubai at 8:30pm. It’s now 5am. I’ve been held & interrogated for 8hrs. They asked me about NUP, it's leaders, their phone numbers, my family members & their contacts! I have all necessary travel docs. They’ve confiscated my passport & my phone. Am literary under arrest.— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) October 8, 2022
Saturday morning he tweeted, ”In Dubai to perform at a charity concert to assist some of the Ugandan immigrant workers. Been held at the airport for almost 10 hours, being interrogated mostly about NUP! My phone and passport have now been returned. Hopefully, things go as planned. Will give an update. Thanks.”
Minutes later, Kyagulanyi added, ”After 12 hrs,(8:30 pm to 9:30 am) I’ve been finally allowed into Dubai. Hoping that our charity which seemed to be the source of these issues will be allowed to proceed. We’re only trying to raise awareness and assist the many Ugandan and African Immigrant workers.”
Kyagulanyi earlier in September announced plans to conduct music concerts to raise money for Ugandans stuck in Arab countries. “We are announcing concerts aimed at raising funds to assist Ugandans stranded in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, etc.” As we know, hundreds of Ugandans are stranded in these countries with no help. Many of them want to return home but have no funds to facilitate their travels,” Bobi Wine announced.