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Police summons Bobi Wine over social media tax protest

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United: Journalist Raymond Mujuni, Bobi Wine and singer A Pass during the Social Media Tax protest. COURTESY PHOTOS

Police has summoned Member of Parliament (MP) for Kyadondo East and musician, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine to answer tentative charges of assault, illegal assembly and theft of Police handcuffs.

READ: Social media tax protest: Bobi Wine survives arrest, mocks Police

The summons were made through a letter addressed to the speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Rebeçca Alitwala Kadaga delivered on 13th July 2018.

The summon is in connection with protests carried out last week where Kyagulanyi was one of the lead members as they protested against the new 200 shillings daily OTT tax on social media and the 1% mobile money tax.

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Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigire. FILE PHOTO

The letter which was signed by the officer in-charge Criminal Investigations Kampala Central Police station (CPS), Joshua Tusingwire requires Kagulanyi to appear at CPS on Wednesday at 9am.

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According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, the letter was meant to inform the speaker that Hon Kyagulanyi is wanted.

Kyagulanyi is alleged to have spear headed the protests which have since been classified as an illegal assembly by the police force.

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It is also alleged that during the protest, the Divisional Police Commander (DPC) CPS Kampala, Joseph Bakaleke was assaulted and his handcuffs stolen.

On that day, three suspected protestors identified as David Luke, Katongole Julius and Nyanzi Ssentamu were arrested and have since been charged at Buganda Road Magistrate Court on charges of holding an illegal assembly among others.

Kyagulanyi’s body guard known as Eddy Mutwe was also arrested over related charges and has been in police custody on tentative charges of assault and theft of handcuffs.

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