The case against Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi and four others over charges of disobedience of statutory orders has been adjourned to August 12.
This after the trial magistrate Esther Nahirya failed to show up at Buganda Road Court on Wednesday.
According to prosecution, Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, his co-accused – David Lule, Julius Katongole, Nyanzi Fred Ssentamu and Edward Sebufu – and others at still at large while at City Square in Kampala last year allegedly contravened the Public Order Management Act by holding an illegal assembly over the controversial OTT and Mobile Money tax.
He was subsequently arrested late April on his way to the CID headquarters in Kibuli and remanded to Luzira by Buganda road grade one magistrate, Esther Nahirya, and the mentioning of the case has been done using a virtual court at Buganda Road Court.
He was remanded to Luzira by Nahirya. A few days later, mentioning of the case was done using a virtual court at Buganda Road Court.
On Wednesday, Kyagulanyi’s lawyers said they had requested prosecution to avail evidence to be relied on in course of the trial.
“They keep saying that they have the evidence against my clients but they have vehemently refused to provide it. This means that they are not ready and are just dillydallying,” his lawyers said outside court.
Eddie Mutwe, Kyagulanyi’s body guard who was present at court said as law abiding citizens, his boss will always appear before the magistrate every time he is required to.
“We shall always come even though we do not know why we keep appearing in court since they are already collecting taxes,” Mutwe said.
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