Security operatives in Bududa District in eastern Uganda have arrested Mr Nobert Ariho, the man who appeared in the video when an explosion occurred near NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
Mr Ariho was picked by police officers and driven whisked shortly after the Kyadondo East MP’s campaign rally in Bududa District.
Bobi Wine supporters protested police action, demanding for his release but the police fired teargas to disperse them.
His arrest, according to security, is in connection to the ongoing investigations into an explosion that went off at Kayunga where Kyagulanyi had gone for his presidential campaigns.
Ariho is accused of hurling an explosive near Bobi Wine’s car while on his presidential campaign trail in Kayunga.
He is said to have been filmed launching a teargas canister in a crowd while Bobi Wine was campaigning on December 1, 2020.
“We are looking for Nobert Ariho, he will have to explain to us under which circumstances he got this canister,” said spokesperson Fred Enanga.
Following that incident, police said that they had taken interest in the manner in which a teargas canister was detonated by a civilian near Kyagulanyi during a stand off with security operators.
During the scuffle, the security guard accorded to Mr. Kyagulanyi by the Electoral Commission (EC) only identified as Kato and music producer Dan Magic were injured.
However, according to the analyzed video footage captured by NBS TV’s Canary Mugume, the tear gas canister was fired from a police patrol at the moment when Bobi interfaced with the officers who blocked him from campaigning in the Kayunga district.