The charges date back to July, 2018. Prosecution alleges that in July, 2018, Kyagulanyi, his co accused and others at large while at City Square in Kampala, disobeyed sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act.
Bobi Wine in court
The Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert
Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has appeared before the Buganda Road Grade one
He was jointly charged with David Lule, Julius Katongole,
Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu and Sebufu Edward for disobedience of statutory duty contrary
to section 116 of the Penal Code Act.
The charges date back to July, 2018.
Prosecution alleges that in July, 2018, Kyagulanyi, his co accused
and others at large while at City Square in Kampala, disobeyed
sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act.
They reportedly held a public
meeting in disregard of the laid down procedures in the Public Order Management
Act when they refused to coordinate and cooperate with Police to ensure that
all participants are unarmed and peaceful.
The protests were in connection to the introducing of the Over the Top Services (OTT) for social media
users. Bobi Wine pleaded not guilty to the charges before the Buganda Road Grade
One Magistrate, Esther Nahilya and applied for bail through his lawyer, Asuman
Basalirwa but failed because some of his sureties like Francis Zaake, the
Mityana Municipality MP were picked up by police before could reach at court.
Nahilya remanded the suspects to prison until
May 02, 2019 amidst heightened security. Hundreds of Bobi Wine’s supporters
surrounded the court singing "Olutalo nga luwedde tuliyambala engule"
literally meaning they will wear crowns once the war is over.
Bobi was arrested at Mulago roundabouton his way
to the CID headquarters to record a statement. He was whisked off to Nagalama
Police Station where he was dragged to court.