Ugandan reggae star Bobi Wine is dragged from his car and ARRESTED after pledging he would stand against country’s president in next year’s election
- Video shows the reggae singer being violently dragged from his car
- He was later released and transferred to his home in Magere
- He hopes to unseat Yoweri Museveni, who has been Uganda’s leader since 1986
This is the moment popular reggae singer and opposition leader Bobi Wine was arrested after he was certified as a candidate in the next year’s election.
The video shows the exact moment the Ugandan singer is dragged violently out of his car by police and arrested.
He was later released and transferred to his home in Magere.
Opposition leader Bobi Wine was violently dragged from his car and arrested
His party, National Unity Platform, said in a statement that police had smashed his car windows with a hammer and threw him into the police van.
Their post on social media states Wine’s home has turned into ‘a war zone’.
Robert Kyagulany, Wine’s real name, is hoping to unseat Yoweri Museveni, who has been Uganda’s leader since 1986.
A post on his official Twitter account reads: ‘Right after nomination, Bobi Wine was violently arrested outside nomination venue!
‘He’s been brutalised by police and military. They’ve blocked him from proceeding to launch his manifesto at office.
Robert Kyagulany, as it is his real name, is hoping to unseat Yoweri Museveni
A large number of Wine’s supporters were also arrested after clashing with police
The reggae singer was later released and transferred to his home in Magere
‘It’s clear Museveni & his regime are in so much panic. ‘
Ugandan police said in a statement that Robert Kyagulany had ‘plans of holding illegal processions from Kyambogo to Kamwokya NUP Headquarters’
It said: ‘He was forcefully removed from his vehicle, and a fracas ensued in the process of transferring him to the Police Vehicle. He was eventually safely delivered to his home in Magere. ‘
Another candidate Patrick Oboi Amuriat was also arrested because he ‘defied the traffic flow plan agreed upon from his home in Najjera to Kyambogo’
A large number of Wine’s supporters were also arrested after clashing with police, outside the nomination centre in Kampala.