The Omukama of Bunyoro-Kitara Solomon Gafabusa Iguru has been dragged to police for shooting at a lorry and assaulting a driver.
The lorry Registration number UAG537Y belonging to Deo Komurubuga, a businessman in Hoima was being driven by Andreya Kaahwa, Komurubuga's son.
Kaahwa says he was driving ahead of Iguru's official Jeep Cherokee when all of a sudden he heard someone hooting persistently, as he approached Kyema four kilometers along the Masindi-Kigumba road.
Kaahwa says that when he gave way, Iguru raced past him, and then blocked the road. He got out, pulled the trigger and deflated the tires and then pulled him out of the lorry, slapped him and used the butt of the gun to assault him.
Alex Twebaze, the Masindi District Police Commander says he has received the report about the shooting incident involving the King of Bunyoro. He says three used bullet cartridges have been recovered as evidence.
Twebaze says the matter has been pushed to the regional level because of the King's status and the immunity he enjoys.
By press time, Iguru had also reported to the police station, but remained in the car as his bodyguard went to make a statement at the police counter.
Last year, the king assaulted a driver along Masindi-Butiaba road, but the matter was solved out of court. In the early 1990s, the king shot and injured a worshipper for making noise.
Recently, he raided tobacco farmers, burnt their harvest down accusing them of encroaching on his land and promoting a crop he says has adverse health effects on his subjects.