Buganda Road court has further remanded to Luzira prison music and events promoter Andrew Mukasa aka Bajjo for another week until the 5th/July when a ruling on his bail application will be made.
This is after trial magistrate Stellah Ambilisi informed Bajjo and his lawyer Erias Lukwago that she needs ample time to study submissions raised by both him and the DPP before making a ruling on bail.
Bajjo has this morning been brought to court from Luzira prison where he was remanded to a week ago on charges of inciting violence and offensive communication against the person of President Yoweri Museveni.
He has, however, today pleaded not guilty to the offenses after court secured a fluent Luganda interpreter to read the charges to him.
His lawyer Lukwago proceeded to apply to court for his release on bail and consequently presented three sureties including his fellow events promoter Abbey Musinguzi aka Abitex, TV personality Aloysius Matovu Kiiza and DP’s Moses Bigirwa.
But State prosecutor Patricia Cingitho objected to Bajjo’s bail application saying the Investigating officer Detec AIP Imani Were swore an affidavit to the effect that Bajjo is most likely to interfere with the police on-going investigations and chances of committing acts of further incitement to violence are high once he is released on bail.
The state has further objected to Bajjo’s sureties for bringing to court unco-ordinated documents.
Lukwago has however responded by informing the court that his client has no capacity to interfere with prosecution’s only witness-president M7 and therefore the court should consider his client’s constitutional right to bail.
Bajjo is charged with offensive communication in which he is alleged to have had an intention of disturbing the peace and privacy of president M7 and without any legitimate purpose recorded a video using his mobile phone containing messages threatening to overthrow the government of Uganda before the year 2021.