Minister Rukutana, 3 escorts and driver Still in Cells – Police
Rwizi police spokesperson Samson Kasasira has refuted reports claiming that Hon Mwesigwa Rukutana has been given police bond.
He was arrested with his three escorts and driver over a shooting incident that left one critically injured on Saturday and the five were shortly transferred from Ntungamo to Mbarara CPS on charges of attempted murder, malicious damage and inciting violence.
Minister Kahinda Otafire, Gen Jim Muhwezi, businessmen Ben Kavuya and Bob Kabonero reportedly appeared at Mbarara CPS to secure Rukutana’s bond, all in vain.
According to the DPC Ntungamo SP Katwesiime Damian, he received information that Hon. Mwesigwa Rukutana had shot at and maliciously damaged the motor vehicle of one Dan Rweiburungi, a resident of Kagugu parish in Rubare sub county a supporter of his opponent Hon.Naome Kabasharira an aspirant for MP NRM flag bearer Rushenyi constituency Ntungamo district.
He charged him and instructed the deputy CID officer and SOCO to visit the scene of crime to ascertain what had transpired.
The scene of crime was photographed, sketch plan drawn, motor vehicle Toyota Rav 4 inspected and search thoroughly conducted in the vehicle and the nearby surroundings with the aim to recover the cartilage.
The scene of crime was in an isolated Kagugu parish along the road between two farms of which one is for the suspect ( Hon. Rukutana ).
At about mid day the joint security team of army and police arrested the honourable minister and his body guards who include No.46613 PC. Egec Paul, No.62477 PC. Kozala Faizo, RA 215020L/Cpl. Okello John Bosco were arrested together with their guns and taken to Mbarara CPS for custody.
Three guns exhibited by the Regional SOCO. Scene of crime was revisited by the Regional CID Officer, DPC and D/CID Ntungamo who towed the vehicle to CPS Ntungamo pending inspection by a team from the forensic directorate. The victim was taken to Drs hospital Rubare with a cut on the hind head and on his own request was given a referral to Mbarara regional referral hospital.