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2ND Chance to Ott Prosecution Side. Judge

By.Our reporter

Prosecution has been given the second last adjournment to call all its witnesses in the Tax case against Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and 4 others.

Grade One Magistrate Acaa Ketty Joan gave the directive to State Attorney Babra Kyomugisha who informed court that the matter was coming up for hearing today, but she had not summoned witnesses since Bobi Wine was on criminal summons, and therefore she needed another adjournment to prepare them. 

However one of Bobi Wine’s Lawyers Luyimbaazi Nalukoola assured the court of how his clients are interested in having this case disposed of, and applied that the  State be directed to produce all its witnesses on the next adjournment.

Magistrate Acaa then adjourned the hearing of this case to 17th/September.

Bobi Wine, together with his Brother Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu, his Bodyguard Ssebuwufu Edward aka Eddie Mutwe and two others,  are accused of Disobedience of Statutory Duty an offense they allegedly committed on 11th/ July/2018 at City Square along Kampala road in protest of social media and Mobile Money Tax.

Bobi Wine refers such acts by the state to orchestrated plans to weaken them and drop the fight against running against M7 which he vows not to do and urges the citizens not to give up on the struggle.

Prosecution alleges that the accused persons disobeyed sections 5 and 10 of the order management Act of 2013, by holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorized officer and refusing to cooperate with police, to ensure that all participants are peaceful and not armed. 

They have since denied the charges and were released on bail by Magistrate Esther Nahirya who is now on maternity leave. 

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