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Comedian Mariachi arrested for assaulting traffic cop

Inset is MC Mariachi at Old Kampala Police and the cop he assaulted

                                         

01 Jul 2018 7:57 PM @ugandaonline

Comedian Mariachi is under police custody after being arrested for assaulting and insulting a police officer who had intercepted him for driving on the wrong side of a one way. "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.

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All is not well for comedian Charles Kasozi aka Mariachi who is battling with four charges that include assault, careless driving, obstructing an officer on lawful duty and causing damage to government stores.

The comedian who was in a white Toyota Alphard, white in color, UAZ series, was rushing to Masaka with his colleague for a show, but in a bid to beat the traffic, they drove on the wrong lane something that led the traffic cop, Eldard Mugisha, to pull them over.

He was told to reverse and use the right lane something they did not do prompting the officer to demand for his driving permit.

"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.

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Kasozi later came out of the car and verbally insulted, assaulted and willfully tore the uniform of the officer, according to a statement from the Kampala Metropolitan Police page.

Police Constable, Eldard Mugisha was rushed to Mulago Hospital after he was hit with an elbow on his face

Following the scuffle, there was no way Kasozi would proceed with his journey to Masaka for the comedy show, he instead spent the night under police custody at Old Kampala Police Station. The four charges are filed under SD REF 63/3006/2018.

This is coming, days after a female traffic cop, Cpl. Nnalongo Alice Nakandi, was knocked down by a boda-boda rider along the Bugolobi junction, she was able to continue with her work with a soiled uniform.

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