Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Presidential Candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat has been granted bail by the Mpigi Grade One Magistrates Court following his arrest yesterday.
Yesterday, Amuriat was arrested in Mpigi for allegedly sitting on the roof of his vehicle while campaigning in the area.
He spent the night at Mpigi Central Police Station
This morning, he was arraigned in court, and read the charges which he denied.
The magistrate granted him a Shs 5 million Non-Cash Bail after he presented sureties that included Yusuf Mutyaba and Mutyaba Hakim.
Both sureties were bonded at Shs 10 Million Non-Cash.
Addressing the press before the court session, Amuriat said his arrested was politically motivated and meant to curtail growing opposition to President Yoweri Museveni’s leadership.
“What has happened to me is not a surprise, I know this is politically motivated, instigated by the pressures Mr. Museveni is facing and he is bound to continue facing and beyond the 14th if he risks rigging our election,” Amuriat intimated.
Amuriat also accused a police officer only identified as Twesigye who yesterday was captured by NTV cameras punching him in the stomach while being arrested at Mpigi town.
“I have mentioned to the deputy RPC that this was unbecoming of that particular officer called Twesigye who punched me in the stomach and inflicted an injury on me. I will need the services of a professional doctor to establish my state of health,” he pointed out.
“It is very strange that an officer at the rank of ASP would really do such a nasty thing. Yes, certainly I am injured but I will brave the pain,” Amuriat added.