MINISTER RUKUTANA, ESCORTS STILL DETAINED FOR SHOOTING AT OPPONENT’S SUPPORTER ,TO APPEAR BEFORE COURT TOMORROW
By Aggrey Twesigye
Police in Rwizi region yesterday arrested and are still detaining minister Rukutana Mwesigwa and his three escorts for allegedly shooting at an opponent’s supporter.
According to Rwizi region police mouthpiece Samson Kasasira, Rukutana the Minister of State for Labour who is currently Rushenyi County Member of Parliament was arrested alongside his body guards NO.46613 PC Egec Paul, NO.62477 PC Kazala Faizo, RA 215020 L/CP Okello Johnbosco and are currently detained at Mbarara central police station.
Kasasira added that Rukutana Mwesigwa was arrested after police got information that he had shot at and maliciously damaged the motor vehicle belonging to Dan Rweburungi a resident of Kagugu parish in Rubaare subcounty a supporter of his opponent Naome Kabasharira the NRM flag bearer in the just concluded NRM party primaries in Rushenyi county, Ntungamo district.
“The victim was taken to Doctors hospital in Rubaare with a cut on the hind head and on his own request was given a referral to Mbarara regional referral hospital,” Kasasira revealed.
Minister Rukutana and his three escorts are expected to appear before court tomorrow Monday 7th September,2020.
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