Daniel Apedel, the 21-year-old missing bodyguard of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been found dead.
Apedel also a member of Bobi Wine’s Firebase Entertainment Group crew was part of the soldiers’ brigade, a wing that was responsible for providing security to NUP campaign teams in the recently concluded general elections.
He is also one of the few Firebase members who survived the Kalangala security swoop in which more than 90 members of the National Unity Platform (NUP) were arrested and subsequently charged.
His close friends say he went missing on Tuesday this week while on his way from work. Suddenly, his phones were off and he never made it home, according to his roommate in Kamuli Zone, Kireka. The search for him started instantly, until last evening when they received a phone call informing them that his body was in the city mortuary at Mulago.
According to Dr Joel Mirembe, the head of NUP’s professional’s wing and emergency unit, Apedel was tortured to death, a statement he based on the record from the postmortem report. Apedel has been buried today afternoon.
Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said the investigations into the death are still ongoing to ascertain his actual cause of death and the circumstances under which he lost his life.
Last year during the presidential campaigns in December, Ssenteza Frank who was also a personal bodyguard to Kyagulanyi was knocked dead in Busega while Kyagulanyi’s motorcade made its way from Masaka to Kampala.