A city lawyer who disrupted former Attorney General Peter Nyombi’s speech at the opening of the 2014 Law Year has been issued with criminal summons by the Buganda Road Court Grade 1 Magistrate, Mary Kaitesi.
An employee of Human Rights and Peace Centre at Makerere University, Andrew Karamagi hit headlines when he grabbed and tore the former AG’s notes, claiming he was angered by Mr Nyombi, who ‘was not fit to speak before ‘learned friends’”.
Then, he was arrested and arraigned before court but was bailed after prosecution averring that Mr Karamagi without lawful authority snatched Mr Nyombi’s speech notes on January 31 last year at High Court premises.
Prosecution further averred that Karamagi’s actions inconvenienced the former Attorney General and also inconvenienced the people he was addressing.
However, on December 8 Karamagi failed to show up to answer to the charges, with his lawyer Isaac Ssemakaade saying his client (Karamagi) could not attend the hearing because he was in South Africa attending a Civil Society Conference at the invitation of Actionaid.
This did not satisfy Ms Kaitesi, prompting her to issue criminal summons, and later agreeing to an adjournment suggested by defence counsel Ssemakaade up to January 4, 2016.