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Bobi Wine’s social media tax case Adjourned to September


Bobi Wine together with his brother, Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu, alongside Edward Sebufu alias Eddie Mutwe, David Lule and Julius Katongole are battling the charge of disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penalty Code Act

The Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate, Joan Acaa adjourned the case in which Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine is accused of illegal protest relating to mobile money tax to September 17.

The case was on Monday adjourned because the trial Magistrate Esther Nahirya was indisposed.

Luyimbaazi Nalukoola and Shamim Malende, the lawyers of the accused asked the court to order the state to avail them with evidence they intend to use during the trial so that they can prepare their defence on time.

The offence attracts a maximum sentence of two years in prison upon conviction.

Police Field Force Unit and Counter-Terrorism Police were deployed along Buganda Road to ensure there was no disruption.

Kyagulanyi left the court immediately after adjournment of the case.

The prosecution alleges that the accused and others still at large on July 11, 2018, at Constitutional Square in Kampala disobeyed provisions of the Public Order Management Act by holding a public meeting without giving notice to any authorised officer.

It further alleges that the accused refused to coordinate and cooperate with the Police to ensure that all participants in the demonstration were unarmed and peaceful.