Buganda Road Court Magistrate has remanded Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to Luzira Prison on charges of Disobedience of Statutory Duty until Thursday.
Prosecution claims that he held a public meeting (anti-social media tax demo) without notifying police contrary to provisions of the Public Order Management Act (POMA).
Bobi Wine, together with a group of other activists last year held a demonstration in downtown Kampala against the Shs 200 excise duty for use of Over the Top (OTT) services (commonly known as social media tax), saying it was unfair since Ugandans were already paying for taxes on airtime.
Bobi Wine then managed to evade arrest when he disguised himself and jumped on a random boda boda straight to parliament where MPs enjoy immunity from arrest.
He was arrested on Monday 29th April 2019 enroute to the CID headquarters in Kibuli where he’d been summoned by police for defying the inspector general of police’s orders on Easter Monday when he was barred from holding a music concert at his One Love Beach in Busabala last week.
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