By Spy Uganda
Bushenyi: Police have arrested Forum for Democratic Change ( FDC), Presidential Candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi in Bushenyi district.
According to reports, Amuriat was picked up at around Kyamuhunga as he was travelling to Rubirizi district where he is scheduled to campaign today.
Police said Amuriat has to record a statement after a Boda Boda motorcycle he was riding on knocked down Mbarara Division Police Commander, Mr John Rutaagira on Wednesday.
“He opted to use porous routes from Isingiro district through Buremba road in Kakoba Division where he was intercepted at Bishop Stuart University with intentions to go through the main business centre of Mbarara city. As security tried to engage him, he decided to jump out of his car onto a bodaboda that was part of his convoy and the boda Boda accidentally knocked the DPC of Mbarara SP Rutagiira John” Police said.
Amuriat’s arrest comes just hours after police in Mbarara said they were looking for the boda boda rider who allegedly knocked down Mr Rutagira on Wednesday as he attempted to block the presidential candidate.
Mr Amuriat was today supposed to be in Rubirizi, Buhweju and Bushenyi looking for votes ahead of the 2021 general election.
Rwizi Regional Spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira said in a statement that the rider was on the run but police would charge him with reckless driving and causing an accident under the TRSA, Mbarara CPS TSD10/03/12/2020.