KAMPALA: The Buganda Road Magistrate Court has adjourned the hearing of a case in which Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi wine is accused of disobeying statutory orders.
Bobi Wine is accused of participating in a demo in July 2018 against social media tax where Ugandans have to pay Shs200 daily to access social media platforms.
Magistrate Esther Nahirya, allowed prosecution’s request to adjourn the hearing to July 10, 2019 to enable them table the evidence against the defendant.
However Bobi Wine was absent but was represented by his lawyers led by Bugiri Municipality MP, Asuman Basalirwa. Basalirwa told court that his client was unable to be in court because he was out of the country on official duties.
Basalirwa said Court had granted their request to have the prosecution avail them all materials containing evidence against their client. This, he said, would help them present a strong defence for their client.
Bobi wine was on May 2, 2019 granted bail of Shs1 million cash after spending three days on remand at Luzira prison. He was arrested on 30 April 2019 at Kalerwe market on his way to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Kibuli where had been summoned over allegations of breaching of police guidelines and traffic rules.