Police are investigating a matter where unknown people attempted to set Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga’s home in Arua Town on fire.
According to the legislator’s wife, Ms Aminah Sijali, the attackers attemted to push a jerrican of petrol in the house through a window to set burn their home.
“The attackers first cut the wire mesh and attempted to push the petrol into the sitting room but when we woke up, they off before they could set us ablaze,” Ms Sijali said.
Ms Sijali said the that attackers took advantage of the heavy down pour on Saturday night to attempt to commit the arson
Ms Sijali further revealed that she found a five litre jerrican of petrol abandoned at the door way.
Police officers on Sunday morning kicked off investigations into the attempted arson after visiting the home and recording statements.
Ibrahim Abiriga was of the first MPs that fronted the idea of a Museveni life presidency and the deletion of the age limit.
He is known for wearing the NRM party yellow colour for his clothes and shoes. He also drives a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.
Two police officers have since been deployed to guard his home.