A former Presidential Candidate in Uganda, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine has disclosed that Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, filed a complaint on his behalf to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Arrest.
Bobi Wine confirmed that the popular Nigerian Activist was challenging his continued illegal confinement by the Ugandan police and the military.
Falana accused the Ugandan government of arbitrarily depriving Bobi Wine of his liberty and continue to put him and his wife, Barbara Kyagulanyi under house arrest.
He added that Wine and his wife were illegally detained for days without any criminal charges preferred against him.
Falana To Help Bobi Wine
According to the suit filed by Falana, Wine has been denied adequate supply of food by hundreds of Uganda military forces and the policemen who have laid siege to his house.
However, he sought an opinion from the Working Group finding the house arrest and continuing detention of Wine and his wife to be arbitrary and violate Uganda’s Constitution of 1995.
Local media sources confirmed that Uganda’s armed forces and police officers numbering over 100 stormed and besieged the Bobi Wine and his wife’s residence on January 14, 2021.
Bobi Wine had earlier raised the alarm over what he described as a threat to his life after the country’s recent presidential elections.
Wine, who took part in the elections to an end the reign of Yoweri Museveni who has ruled the country since 1986 said heavily armed military and police have once again raided his party’s offices in Kampala (read more here).