KAMPALA: Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate, Stella Amabirisi, has again remanded, the proprietor of Bajjo Events and Marketing Agency Limited, Andrew Mukasa, to Luzira Prison until July 5, 2019 when she is expected to rule whether the local entertainment mogul stays in jail or is given bail.
Mukasa is faced with charges of offensive communication and incitement of violence against the person of President Yoweri Museveni. Mukasa is alleged to have called for the removal of Museveni before his official terms ends.
Mukasa was arrested on June 16, moments after addressing the press on the plan to hold a marathon in a bid to raise funds to facility the re-election of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine in the 2021 parliamentary election.
Mukasa and Abbey Musinguzi, the CEO of Abtex Productions, claim that the current government has since denied them a livelihood after it declined to allow Bobi Wine hold music shows of which they were the organisers and claim to have lost hundreds of millions of money.
Mukasa was on 18 July arraigned before Buganda road magistrate Stella Amabirisi, charged and was subsequently remanded to Luzira prison.
Through his lawyers led by Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Bajjo applied for bail. Bajjo had today presented Democratic Party’s (DP) Moses Bigirwa, Abby Musigunzi aka Abtex and Aloysius Matovu Junior as his sureties.
Prosecution led by Patricia Cingitho however objected the bail application on grounds that Bajjo is likely to interfere with the investigations once granted bail and could commit further acts of incitement to violence.
He further said defence lawyers submitted in uncoordinated documents therefore the suspect should not temporarily be released. This compelled the magistrate to adjourn the matter claiming that she needed time to internalize all documents presented to the court.