Where will you get him from?, Court conducts Bobi Wine’s case hearing on video conferencing

After groups of people power and UYD youths announcing plan to storm Luzira prison on Wednesday so that they can escort Bobi Wine to Buganda road court on Thursday, to judge him over protests against OTT taxes which he allegedly committed in January 2019, the government has introduced another trick where court decided not to transport him to court as usual.

Instead they made Bobi wine stand in prison dock as Grade one Buganda road court magistrate Esther Nahirya was at the court chambers.

Timothy Amirit the government prosecutor wanted to desist Bobi wine’s bail saying that he deserves to be kept in prison claiming that his presence cause disorders in Kampala businesses

He added that Bobi’s sureties might not be able to coordinate with him and report to court since he lives in Magere unlike his sureties adding that unless he is released on a cash bail of 10m

However his prosecution was not welcomed by magistrate Esther who told him to know his level while giving prosecutions because the court cannot work on his directives and ideas.

The legislator who is facing charges of disobedience of statutory duty, has been granted bail when magistrate Esther Nahirya ordered him to pay a cash bail of Shs1 million

His three sureties include Kassanda North MP, Patrick Nsamba, Kasambya county MP, Gafa Mbwatekamwa, and former Ethics minister, Miria Matembe were each ordered to execute a non-cash bond of Shs10million.

Court that was conducted under video conferencing barred him from holding unlawful demonstrations because such activities would lead to the cancellation of his bail.

Prosecution says the musician cum politician committed the offence in July 2018. He was arrested on Monday as he travelled to the police Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) for interrogation. 

Court fixed May 23 as the date for the hearing of his case.