A A 23-year-old man who is accused of announcing President Yoweri Museveni dead is expected back in court today.
Jamir Ssekyondwa, a resident of Kabunyata Trading Centre in Kamira Sub-County, Luwero district first appeared in court on Thursday, July 15, 2021 before Luwero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe. He was charged with offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act, 2011.
The prosecution alleges that on July 5, 2021, Ssekyondwa used his phone to send messages to another number alleging that President Yoweri Museveni had passed on, well knowing that he was sending a falsehood.
Ssekyondwa denied the charges at the time and applied for bail after a week in custody, but the request was objected to by Luwero Chief Resident State Attorney Peace Bashabe, on grounds that the applicant had not presented any surety and did not have a permanent place of abode.
Although Ssekyondwa pleaded with the Magistrate saying that he was born in the same area and that he was related to the village chairman, who was also willing to stand surety for him, the magistrate sustained the objection by the state and said that the suspect could easily escape.
He was then remanded until August 13, 2021, when he is returning for the hearing of the case.