Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, Esther Nahilya has issued criminal summons against two of Bobi Wine’s co-accused, David Lule and Edward Ssentamu after they missed court without proper explanation.
Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine is charged along his elder brother Fred Nyanzi, David Lule, Julius Katongole and Edward Sebufu.
The four are accused of disobedience of statutory duty contrary to section 116 of the Penal Code Act, when they protested against the recently introduced social media and mobile money tax.
Appearing before court earlier today, the sitting magistrate adjourned the matter to February 24, 2020 after the accused failed to turn up for court proceedings.
Prosecution led by Ms Barbra Kyomugisha told court that the singer wrote to court informing them that he will not be available proceedings.
“I am aware of the letter the legislator wrote to court notifying it that he will not be able to attend court today,” Kyomugisha said.
Prosecution avers that Bobi Wine and others on July 11, 2018, in Kampala disobeyed Sections 5 and 10 of the Public Order Management Act and held a public meeting without clearance from relevant authorities.