Army insists Bobi Wine was not tortured in Arua and Makindye
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on June 26, 2019
The Director of Strategic Communication at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), Col. Paddy Ankunda has said that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known by his musical stage name, Bobi Wine, was not tortured by the army in Arua last year. Ankunda was addressing a panel on Tuesday morning raising awareness on the prevention of torture as one of the activities to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at Hotel Africana. He defended the actions of the army on August 13, 2018, when the legislator, together with fellow MPs and journalists were arrested for allegedly pelting the presidential convoy with stones during a by-election campain There’s an institutional policy breakdown among security forces in as far as torture is concerned, he says that Bobi Wine played to the international gallery to get attention and sympathy but was not tortured as he led the world to believe.Although Ankunda admitted that tThe alleged Arua torture left Bobi Wine unable to walk and Mityana Municipality MP, Francis Zaake gasping for life. The duo, among the 33 that were arrested and charged with treason, had to seek specialised treatment in the US and India respectively.