5 Arrested in Rukiga for Attacking EC Official Delivering Poll Materials

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The Police in Rukiga have in custody five suspects for allegedly obstructing an electoral officer who was driving to deliver electoral items including biometric machines among others.

Elly Maate the Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman identifies the suspects as Ivan Ngamushaba, Mark Tushabe, Derrick Muhereza, Jeremiah Nimusima and, Christopher Twine.

Maate says on Wednesday morning at around 05:30am at Kitanga along Kisizi road, while the driver of motorvehicke registration number UBE 817R one Birungi Dismus attached to the production office Rukiga was heading to Kashambya sub county dispatching electoral items, he was blocked by vehicle reg no UAL 335L Toyota ranger with six people on board.

The suspects allegedly grabbed the EC driver’s car key and phone, went and searched the said vehicle for unknown reasons before roughing him up.

Maate says Police received the information, swung into action and managed to arrest five of the six suspects.

The driver abandoned the vehicle and ran away.

The vehicle was later driven to police and suspects were escorted too and charged accordingly as investigations continue.

Source – ChimpReports

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