Edward Olak Okuni popularly known as Eddy Wizzy was arrested by police on Sunday after days in hiding in Gulu Municipality.
Eddy Wizzy is a popular musician in the Northern part of Uganda signed under the More Fire Entertainment record label. The 24-year-old is widely known for his 2018 hit song Anga Obed Mujony.
He is a two times Northern Uganda Music Award [NUMA] Artiste of the Year for 2017 and 2018 respectively.
He is reported to have been arrested and detained on charges of robbery and assault following an incident in which he is reported to have beaten up a taxi driver before driving off with his car on February 1st.
Allegedly, Wizzy and his crew roughed up Mr Walter Lacen as he drove them home after music tours in Omoro and Kiryandongo. They then bundled him in the car boot and drove off.
Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River region Police Spokesperson confirmed the musician’s arrest on Monday noting that the cab driver reported the matter to police and a case was opened under SD: Ref 03/02/02/2019.
Wizzy went into hiding for days only to be arrested later on Sunday.