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Thursday, 12th December, 2019
 Uganda   ::   News
70-year-old man arrested over stoning of Uganda president’s car
Jun 21, 2019
By: Amarachukwu Akaigwe

A Ugandan man said to be in his 70s has been arrested in Arua Town, in northern part of the country, over allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni’s car last year.

Police summoned Mr Omar Risasi Amabua on Tuesday to record a statement over the incident, and later took him into custody.

He was transferred to Gulu on Wednesday.

West Nile Regional Police Commander Christopher Barugahare said they have preferred treason charges against him.

“We arrested him because he was implicated in last year’s fracas where the President’s car was stoned,” Mr Barugahare said.

Recalled the President’s car was stoned on August 13, 2018 on the last day of campaigns for Arua Municipality parliamentary by-election.

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