Renowned comedian Charles Kasozi alias MC Mariachi together with his bodyguard Michael Bunjo where on Saturday arrested by police for allegedly assaulting a traffic officer and tearing his uniform.
Mariachi and his accomplice committed the offence on 30th June 2018 at 8p.m. at Mengo.
The suspects assaulted PC. Eldard Kamugisha a police officer attached to Old Kampala Police Station Traffic Department by hitting him with elbow on the face while performing his lawful duties.
The suspects who were driving a vehicle registration number UAZ 127T on a one way was stopped , questioned and cautioned regarding the offence they had committed.
Despite the stagnant jam caused, the unapologetic driver refused to heed to the traffic officers directives of reversing and using the right lane.
Upon insisting on using one way, the officer requested to have a look at the vehicle particulars and driving permit however Mariachi instead came out of his vehicle, verbally insulted, assaulted and willfully tore the uniform of the officer.
The officer was rushed to Mulago Referral Hospital for medical attention.
“I pay tax that pays your salary and just one single phone call can get you dismissed from the force. Get the hell out of my way I have a show to attend to in Masaka,” he insulted the officer.
Mariachi is currently detained at Old Kampala Police Station vide SD reference 63/30/06/2018 and is to be charged with four counts of careless driving,obstructing an officer on lawful duty, causing damage to government stores and assault.