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Uganda’s Bobi Wine denies reports of his arrest

Bobi Wine (C) is running for the presidency in the January 2021 elections

Uganda’s opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, has denied reports that he was arrested during a police raid at his party’s offices.

His lawyer, Anthony Wameli, had been quoted by AFP news agency as saying that the politician was arrested alongside other party officials on Wednesday.

Bobi Wine has told the BBC that he left the offices soon after the police arrived and was now at home.

The party office was raided by dozens of armed soldiers and police officers.

Bobi Wine, who is running for the presidency, said documents to secure his nomination went missing during the raid.

The elections will be held in January 2021.

Police said the raid was not political but an operation on misuse of uniforms and accoutrements that are gazetted.