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Journalists Ssenyonyi, Mujuni charged with theft of handcuffs

The Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has sanctioned charges of assault and theft against NBS TV journalist Raymond Mujuni, NTV's Joel Ssenyonyi and Kyandondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi.

A reliable police source told URN that the three were added on the charge sheet on which three other suspects have already been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison.

The suspects who were charged at Buganda Road Magistrate court include David Lule, Julius Katongole and Nyanzi Ssentamu. The source says that police is still waiting for Mujuni and Ssenyonyi to record statements.

The three are alleged to have attacked and stolen handcuffs from the Central Police Station divisional police commander, Joseph Bakaleke last week during protests against the Shs 200 daily social media tax and mobile money tax.

L-R: NTV's Joel Ssenyonyi, Raymond Mujuni, MP Robert Kyagulanyi during the demo last week

Police based its case on video evidence captured during the protests. The video which URN has seen also shows unidentified person wearing a black jacket, carrying a brown bag and a camera in his hands, struggling to remove the handcuffs, and later running away with them.

Another suspect who is still in police custody over the same charges is Eddy Ssebufu alias Eddy Mutwe a bodyguard to Kyandondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi who was arrested last week on Friday.

On Wednesday, Kyagulanyi was interrogated for more than 8 hours and recorded a statement at Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire could not be reached for official comment as he was not responding to repeated calls on his known phone number.

Comments

+6 #1 Phalanch 2018-07-19 09:37
Gasiya, we have heard these stupid stories that don't hold no water before from these oppressors.
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+6 #2 Odongkara 2018-07-19 10:09
Phalanch has used the Kiswahili word "gasiya" to summarise what our Uganda Police are doing and the word sums everything "dirty" in it's deepest sense.

Police is wasting the tax payers money on doing nothing but gasiya, what a wastage for a whole nation!

If Police is not really gasiya in it's thinking, what use is a handcuff to a journalist? Gassiy!!!
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+5 #3 Ronald Mugisha 2018-07-19 12:38
Pure 'Gasiya'. Wastage of tax payers' money and time
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+1 #4 Jama 2018-07-19 14:52
They have the army as one alienated lady once said. The police belongs to them and Justice is under their orders

They use all these state means to intimidate or silence whoever tries to denounce their authoritarian drift

A man who came on power through violence,rules with it may end his reign violently.
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+2 #5 Kelly 2018-07-19 15:35
Real Gasiya.
How a whole supposedly beyond P.7 standard chap can boldly declare that someone stole a hand beats normal reasoning.!!!!
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-2 #6 Robert Atuhairwe 2018-07-19 18:50
That demo was a nullity
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+1 #7 miki 2018-07-20 07:57
How many hands are needed to steel a pair of hand cuffs? I thought that Mr. Mike Chibita was going to be a breath of clean, fresh air in the rotten DPP office.

But what a petulant sequel he is turning out to be!
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+1 #8 Lakwena 2018-07-20 09:20
It is high time the Ugandan youths made it loud and clear, and started running the affairs of this country.

Otherwise thru inconsiderate taxation, the current octogenarians in power, who are complacent; are busy taking away food from their mouths and those of the next generation.
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0 #9 Odongkara 2018-07-22 12:29
Quoting Robert Atuhairwe:
That demo was a nullity

A nullity to a depraved f*****g as******e of yo typo.
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