Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has been remanded , the army has said.
Kyagulanyi was arrested on Tuesday following a scuffle that saw Kassiano Wadri’s supporters allegedly stoned President Museveni’s convoy in Arua on Monday evening.
However, according to a statement by the army spokesperson, Brig.Richard Karemire, Kyagulanyi was on Thursday afternoon arraigned before the General Court Martial that sat in Gulu and slapped with a number of charges.
“Consequently, Hon Kyagulanyi has today been arraigned before the General Court Martial in Gulu and charged under Section 119 (1) (h) of the UPDF Act, 2005 on accounts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition,”Brig.Karemire said.
According to the statement from the army spokesperson, following the pelting of stones on the presidential convoy breaking its hind screen,a search was conducted in his hotel room and a number of items were recovered by security.
During the search of his hotel room by investigators, he was found in possession arms and ammunition which are ordinarily a monopoly of the Defence Forces.”
He has been remanded until August 23rd .
Earlier, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers including Asuman Basalirwa and Medard Sseggona were the only people allowed in the court as he was being charged.
Fellow legislators arrested together with Bobi Wine including Kassiano Wadri, Paul Mwiru and Gerard Karuhanga among other suspects were arraigned before the Gulu Chief Magistrates Court and charged with treason.