- The President, First Lady, the Police Inspector General, the Speaker of Parliament, the Chief Justice and other top government officials, by law have right of way
- The student is facing court action since the file has already been forwarded to the Resident State Attorney
- The First Lady was on her way for a Radio Talk show on the Catholic owned Radio Pacis when the incident happened
- He was later tested for alcohol which showed a content of 013UG/Milligrams-MGs in his blood
By Our Reporter
Arua-A man, whom police say is a student of a secondary school in Arua town has been detained at Arua Central Police Station on allegations of knocking the lead car of the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni.
The 21 year-old Morphat Munguci, a resident of Ediofe trading center was arrested at night on May 8 while riding an unregistered motorcycle.
The Officer in Charge traffic in Arua district, Francis Onen, confirmed the incident saying: “The first lady’s convoy was heading to Ediofe for a radio talk show but on reaching the trading center, Munguci who was also heading the same direction crushed on to the car as he entered in to the line of the convoy. Immediately the Police Presidential Guard swung in to action and arrested the cyclist.”
According to the traffic officer, on arrest, Munguci was found riding unregistered motorcycle, without permit, insurance and more so he was smelling alcohol.
He added that on interrogation, Munguci claimed the motorcycle failed to break, making him to crush on to the principal car. A case of unlawful interference with the First Lady’s convoy and putting her life in danger has been preferred on the suspect.
OC Onen further explained that since this was night hour, Munguci was lucky that the police acted professionally, otherwise he would have been shot.
The first lady however proceeded for the talk show as traffic police were tasked to write a report and submit to State House on the incident, and prepare a case file.
The police spokesperson for West Nile, Josephine Angucia, has advised holiday makers not to ride recklessly. There has been no official statement from the office of the first lady.