A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from unidentified person.
Seven witnesses and a woman,
who was allegedly knocked by the late Michael Arinda alias Zigy Wyne, have been
grilled by detectives at State House, Nakasero in Kampala.
Zigy Wyne reportedly
succumbed to injuries in the wee hours of Morning at Mulago National Referral
Hospital where he had been admitted following a nasty motorcycle accident at Kyebando-Kisalosalo
along Northern Bypass on July 21st, 2019 around 7pm.
Initially, it was
claimed that Zigy Wyne had been kidnapped and tortured leading to his death
because of his links to Kyandondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi
Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.
However, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga issued a
statement on Tuesday indicating that Zigy Wyne had succumbed to injuries he
sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He paraded seven
eye witnesses including Amos Turyamureeba, Simon
Kule Aheebwa, Dirisa Byaruhanga, Musoy Wekesa, Brian Musobozi, Sarah Kobisngye and
David Kimbowa and the accident victim, Loy Atworo to collaborate police
findings. Our reporter visited the accident
scene at Kyebando-Kisalosalo on Wednesday to try and interact with the eye
witnesses but was told they had been picked by police in the morning.
A source told URN that the group was briefly held at Kira Road police station before a
decision was made to transfer them to the Criminal Investigations Directorate
(CID) in Kibuli for interrogation. However, on their way to Kibuli, the vehicle
was diverted to Nakasero State House following a telephone call from
While at the Nakasero, the seven witnesses and the accident victim were
reportedly grilled one by one by security officers at State House. They were
returned to their respective homes late on Wednesday evening. Some
of the witnesses confirmed to URN on condition of anonymity that they were indeed taken to State House and questioned on whether
they were sure about what they were speaking about Zigy Wyne.
“I was asked whether I
saw what happened. I told them what I saw on that day. I was brought back to
Kyebando together with my colleagues in by police in a car,” one of the
witnesses said. Another witness said the state house operatives recorded whatever they
said in addition to their statements at Kira Road police station. The source
declined to divulge expressing fear on what might happen.
“I don’t want to speak
much. For more information, you can visit police. I am not at work now but I
was there briefly,” the witness said. It is still unclear why
state house could have taken interest in their matter.
Don Wanyama, the President's Press Secretary when contacted on whether the witnesses had been interrogated at State House told our reporter "Nonsense. What does State House got to do with police investigations. Keep State House out of your drama."
During his briefing on Tuesday, Police
Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said Zigy Wyne’s relatives knew what had led to his
death but decided to conceal information. He explained that a nurse at
Hope Clinic only identified as Kule had told police investigators that she
attended to the deceased when he was rushed to the clinic by Good Samaritans.
Minutes later, Loy
Atworo who was reportedly knocked by Zigy Wyne was also rushed to the facility. Zigy Wyne and Atworo were referred to Mulago hospital and Christian Caring
Community Clinic respectively because of their deteriorating health condition.
According to Enanga, Atworo was traced by her
relatives, Polly Adongo and James Otim, who immediately transferred her to
Kamwokya Christian Caring Community Clinic for further treatment. “The male victim (Zigy Wyne) who suffered serious injuries
had no identification documents on him or mobile phone and remained unknown at
this stage. He was bleeding from the nose, forehead and also had severe
injuries to two of his fingers. The victim was not putting on his helmet and
had no protective gear,” Enanga said.
Police said Zigy Wyne was delivered at Mulago hospital
Casualty Ward by Kimbowa and Turyamureeba, a Boda-boda rider under inpatient
admission number 471567/2019. He was indicated as unknown victim.