ARUA. The police in Arua district have preferred charges of treason and malicious damage to presidential convoy vehicle against independent candidate Kassiano Wadri, Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine and 33 other people they were arrested with on Monday.

Mr Kyagulanyi is additionally accused of unlawful possession of fire arms while the decision to press the same charge against Mr Wadri is yet to be taken.

The regional police spokesperson Josephine Angucia said the former Terego county legislator was found with a pistol that he said was officially licensed to him by police.

The police on Wednesday displayed before journalists two rusty weapons they say were recovered from the Pacific Hotel room used by the Mr Kyagulanyi, a popular musician turned law maker.

The sub machine guns Reg. No: 01-UE0471-1998 and Reg. No:02-56-4301247 had 16 and 19 rounds of ammunition, the police say.

Also displayed was Garmini GPS locator, suitcases, 15 phones including 10 smart phones, six red T-shirts on which were written “peoples power,” and another on which it was written “this tax must go,” a tin of capsule drugs, red caps, three national flags, a red jacket and a red trouser all said to have been found in Mr Kyagulanyi’s room.

Mrs Angucia said the items were recovered during a search of the hotel rooms at midday on Tuesday.

The case file Arua CRB:3444/2018 will be forwarded to the office of the director of public prosecutions for sanctioning once investigations are concluded.