A well-liked musician in northern Uganda is in police custody on prices of theft and assault.
Eddy Wizzy actual names Edward Olak Okuni was arrested by police on Sunday from his hideout in Gulu Municipality.
The 24-year-old musician identified for his 2018 hit track Anga Obed Mujony was arrested over a February 1 incident wherein he reportedly beat up a cab driver earlier than driving off along with his automobile.
The suspect is a two occasions Northern Uganda Music Award [NUMA] artiste of the 12 months winner for 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Info this reporter obtained point out the suspect and his crew after music excursions in Omoro and Kiryandongo districts reportedly roughed up Mr Walter Lacen earlier than bundling him in his automotive boot.
It’s reported that the suspect drove off with Lacen who was within the Noah automotive boot registration quantity UAP 833R as much as Tegwana Parish in Pece Division, Gulu Municipality.
The Aswa River area Police Spokesperson Jimmy Patrick Okema in an announcement shared to journalists on Monday confirmed the musician’s arrest.
He famous that the particular rent driver reported the matter to Police and a case of straightforward theft was opened beneath SD: Ref 03/02/02/2019 however the suspect went in hiding till his arrest on Sunday.
Mr Okema mentioned Eddy Wizzy is at present detained at Gulu Central Police station pending additional investigations.
Eddy Wizzy signed beneath Extra Fireplace Leisure File label can be well-known for his hit songs resembling Weng Nono, Am sorry, Mot mot and Mar Ni amongst others.