On Tuesday last week as Bobi Wine returned from the EC nomination venue in Kyambogo, he was hijacked just outside the university gate premises and harassed in front of his own wife by men in uniform under the command of a one ASP Andrew Agume. He commanded and participated in the crashing of Bobi Wine’s car, pepper-sprayed the presidential candidate before dragging him out and throwing him into a police van. Investigations by the Daily Monitor Paper indicate that Agume was deployed to purposely block Kyagulanyi’s plans to attend the manifesto launch that was to be held in Kamwokya.
The Monitor further states that Agume who has a history of violence and torture on opposition figures and sympathisers shifted his goals from his daily bread, Kizza Besigye who stepped down from elective politics. Agume now looks at Bobi Wine as his major target and he enjoys tormenting him all the way from when this year when he wanted to initiate his presidential consultations in Kasangati, Wakiso district. Excerpts sourced from the Daily Monitor paper investigations bring out the history of Agume who is like SSP Rashid Agero (FFU Commander who splashed Besigye with a water canon last November)
Daily Monitor excerpts
Earlier this year, during police operations to block Bobi Wine’s first presidential consultative meetings in Kasangati, a teargas canister exploded in Mr Agume’s hands, injuring his hands. He was taken to Kasangati Health Centre III for treatment.
Who is andrew agume? (Credit DAILY MONITOR)
Our investigations revealed that Mr Agume hails from Kiruhura District in a family of seven siblings. Two of his brothers are police officers and another serves in Uganda People’s Defence Forces while his two sisters are civil servants in different government agencies.
Mr Agume joined Makerere University Business School Nakawa and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2012. He joined police in 2014, trained at Kabalye Police Training School and was passed out in 2015 as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He is the officer in charge of operations at Kasangati Police Station, which was his first deployment station upon coming out of training in 2015.