Bajjo, Abtex charged, given bail

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Music promoters Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo and Abbey Musinguzi aka Abtex have been charged over the disobedience of lawful orders.

Bajjo, 30 and Abtex, 45 Thursday appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrates’ Court following their arrest Wednesday.

The pair staged a demonstration with loudspeakers demanding food relief for starving people under Covid19 lockdown.

They were charged along with their co-accused Aloysius Matovu, 41, a marketer residing at Kyeyagalire-Lubowa, Wakiso, and Abdul Kikomeko, 24, a promotions manager residing at Mutundwe, Rubaga division in Kampala district.

Grade One Magistrate Dorothy Bagyenyi read them the charge, an offence that attracts a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment on conviction.

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Their lawyers Medard Lubega Sseggona and Erias Lukwago applied for bail saying they were innocent and had substantial sureties.

The sureties included; singer Mathias Walukagga, KCCA councilor Muhammad Ssegirinya, Ibrahim Kintu, Thomas Bagonza, and Issa Kisembo, among others.

State prosecutor Edwin Amanya did not object to the bail.

The trial Magistrate granted them a cash bail of Shs200, 000 each.

The case was adjourned to May 18, 2020 for hearing.

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