Uganda police arrested Moses Bigirwa, a National Unity Platform coordinator for allegedly trying to extract shs100 million from Anita Among, the deputy Speaker of Parliament.
The former Kamuli Municipality MP contestant, in an audio recording making rounds on social media, Bigirwa, was heard asking for shs100 million from the deputy Speaker.
“The truth is that let her (Among) break the bank so that we also buy milk at home. I am monitoring her but let her get us tools (money) so we make things right,” said the voice in the audio.
Moses Bigirwa was arrested next to Deputy Speaker Among’s residence in Nakasero on Friday this week.
It’s said that the opposition NUP comrade was handed over to the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence for further interrogation.
The spokesperson of the office of the deputy Speaker, Joseph Sabiti confirmed the development.
“Moses Bigirwa was arrested next to the residence of the deputy Speaker Anita Among after he had negotiated a deal to stop spreading defamatory information on social media. He demanded that she breaks the bank,”Sabiti said.
When talking to the press, the National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi disagreed with the claims saying Bigirwa had been arrested along the Northern bypass together with his wife on their way home.
“The group was later driven to Kibuli CID headquarters where Bigirwa’s wife was released as he was detained,” Kyagulanyi added on.
As per the time of the upload of this story, Bigirwa’s location remains unknown as Police hasn’t disclosed where he is.