By Watchdog reporter
Court has declined to hear Dr.Stella Nyanzi’s bail application until after disposing the state’s application demanding a mental check of the academic. Dr. Nyanzi has been remanded to April 25.
Prosecution handling the computer misuse case against Dr.Stella Nyanzi had asked Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate James Eremye to order that she be taken for mental checkup before she can plead to the charges. She however eventually took plea, pleading not guilty.
Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya had based his application on an affidavit sworn by ASP Emmanuel Mbonimpa who observed her conduct and behavior coupled with he history of undressing, and saw it fit to first have her mental status ascertained.
However Defence lawyers led by Nicholas Opio objected to the state application citing what they called an “ambush” and that it would require them two weeks to seek instruction from the accused to respond because they were not served.
Nyanzi, 42, years and a resident of Kyanja in Kisasi Kawempe division, is facing two counts, cyber harassment and offesnive communication.
Prosecution States that between January and March 2017 at Kampala district, Nyanzi while having no legitimate purpose of communication posted on her facebook page suggestions and proposals referring to his Execellecy President Museveni that he is a pair of buttocks.
If further alleged that Nyanzi willfully and repeatedly using electronic communication posted offensive messages via Facebook with an intention of disturbing peace and the privacy of President Yoweri Museveni.
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