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FDC’s Patrick Amuriat arrested in Bushenyi – Live now

Police have arrested FDC Presidential Candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat (POA) in Bushenyi district, The Daily Express understands.

Amuriat was picked up at around Kyamuhunga while he was heading to Rubirizi district for his Friday scheduled campaign rallies.

Police, without giving details, said Amuriat was being transported back to Mbarara.

It is yet to be known whether Amuriat’s arrest is connected to Wednesday’s incident where he evaded arrest in Mbarara.

According to Regional Police spokesman Samson Kasasira, Oboi defied police directives on which route to use.

“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,” Kasasira said.

“As security tried to engage him, he decided to jump out of his car onto a bodaboda that was part of his convoy.”

While evading arrest, the bodaboda accidentally knocked The DPC of Mbarara SP Rutagiira John.

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