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Journalists Remanded For Writing Stories on Alleged Corruption

In another file, Prosecution alleges that on May 15th 2023 within Kampala published a story titled Lawyer Kabali Justice Nkonge Clash over Court case file in grape Vine online media without a valid operating license from UCC.
Dickson Ashley Mubiru and Alirabaki Ssengoba in the dock
The Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court  has remanded two Journalists to Luzira Prison on charges of publishing information without a valid broadcasting License.

Dickson Ashley  Mubiru  the Managing Director Grace Publications, Alirabaki Ssengoba a News Writer at Grape Vine Media were arraigned before the Court presided over by the Chief Magistrate, Ronald Kayizzi on Thursday. Their charges are on two separate cases files.

The Prosecution alleges that  Mubiru and Sengooba and others still at large on June 13th 2024 at Kampala District published a story titled ", Inside story; How top legislators shared 5 million Dollar Vitol Oil Bribe" in Grapevine Online media without a valid license from Uganda Communications Commission.

On another file, the Prosecution alleges that on May 15th 2023 Gape Vine Media within Kampala published a story titled "Lawyer Kabali Justice Nkonge Clash over Court case file"without a valid operating license from UCC. The suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecution's State Attorney, Ivan Kyazze told Court that investigations in this matter are still ongoing. Sengooba and Mubiru 's lawyer Nasser Kibazo wasn't ready to apply for bail saying he didn't have the necessary documentation. He has asked for a shorter adjournment to apply for bail until tomorrow June 21st 2024.

Following the said story about Justice Rugadya and Lawyer Kalali, the Judiciary issued a press statement denying any clashing between the two.

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