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Lawyers to Play Music in Court to Disprove Cyber Harassment Case

According to records presented before the court earlier, Isiko sent love songs by American celebrities like Don Williams, Akon and Enrique Iglesias and a collection of poems to Rwabwogo. One of the messages read before the court is lifted from the lyrics of Akons song; Put the Blame on Me.
Brian Isiko in the dock
Lawyers have failed to cross examine Kabarole District MP Sylvia Rwabwogo due to lack of equipment to play the songs from which a 25-year-old student Brian Isiko extracted romantic messages that he used to torment the legislator.

Isiko's Lawyer Ramathan Waiswa told the court that they wanted to first play the songs that were recorded on a compact disk to enable them to analyse whether they carry harmful and annoying messages.

According to records presented before the court earlier, Isiko sent love songs by American celebrities like Don Williams, Akon and Enrique Iglesias and a collection of poems to Rwabwogo. One of the messages read before the court is lifted from the lyrics of Akon's song; Put the Blame on Me.

In the tune, Akon tells a story about the things he does and how they are affecting the people around him. The chorus tells how he is not too blind to know the pain that his partner kept inside, even though they could not show and adds that if he could not apologize for being wrong, then he takes the shame for being the reason for someone's pain.

According to Lawyer Waiswa, such sentiments did not carry any harm. But, Rwabwogo says that the frequency and content of the messages were irritating and made her feel worried for her life.

The prosecution led by Miriam Njuki asked for an adjournment because the court did not have equipment like woofers, wires and Compact Disk Players to play the songs. 

Accordingly, Grade one Magistrate Stella Amabirisi adjourned the matter to December 12, 2018, hoping that court will by that time get the equipment to play the songs.

Isiko, a student at YMCA Jinja, had been convicted of Cyber Harassment and offensive communication for stalking MP Sylvia Rwabwogo. 

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