By Ivan Mwine
The arrest of Moses Bigirwa, who contested for the Kamuli Municopality Member of Parliament seat in the January elections on National Unity Platform (NUP) ticket, has sparked off controversy after he was reportedly arrested for trying to extort money from Hon. Anita Among, the Deputy Speaker.
Bigirwa’s arrest came shortly after an audio leaked in which he was allegedly recorded trying to blackmail Among with intent to extort money from her.
Although the police are yet to issue a statement about his arrest, video footage seen by website shows a squad of policemen ordering Bigirwa to board a waiting police double-cabin pickup truck together with another gentleman.
A few hours after Bigirwa’s arrest, the NUP principle, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine, came out and wrote on social media that the Party leadership had received news about his arrest and that they bad started following the matter.
Shortly thereafter he deleted the post and write thus: “Clarification: My post last night about the arrest of Bigirwa Moses was based on the narration of events as told to us by his wife, who claims to have been with him and witnessed everything as it happened. We are now getting different sets of facts surrounding his place of arrest and the motivation for the same.”
He added that; “Please bear with us as we gather information from different sources and we shall update the public about our findings.”
This has however left many of Bigirwa’ friends, family members and supporters uncertain about his current fate.