Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has issued fresh criminal summons against Member of Parliament representing Kyadondo East Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, for disobeying statutory duty in connection to protesting social media and mobile money tax.
In a session presided over by magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, the prosecutor informed court that Bobi Wine and one of his co-accused, David Luke, were not present before court, before seeking criminal summons to be issued against the duo.
They are accused alongside Julius Katongole (student), Fred Ssentamu Nyanzi (businessman and a brother to Bobi Wine) and Edward Sebuufu (barber). These were present before the court.
“The matter is hereby adjourned to August 12 and criminal summons issued for A1 (Lule) and A5 (Bobi Wine),” Ms. Kamasanyu held.
Court heard from Kamasanyu, that the trial magistrate Esther Nahirya is indisposed.
Before court could adjourn the matter, the defence lawyer Mr Abudallah Kiwanuka asked the state to make a disclosure of all state witness statements.
The prosecution alleges that Bobi Wine alongside four others on July 11, 2018, at City Square in Kampala District, disobeyed Sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act 2013 by holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorized officer, without adhering to the required criteria and refusing to cooperate with the police.