Mayinja summoned over mobile phone theft

After a 2 hour interview at his home in Munyonyo, musician Ronald Mayinja has made off with observer’s reporter Yudaya Nangozi’s mobile phone.

Mayinja first demanded that the audio recording be deleted, saying it was going to land him in trouble with the state.

He took off and temporarily locked the reporter in his home, falsely claiming she’d trespassed into his home – never mind that he voluntarily agreed to the interview, directed the reporter into the home, sat and talked for 2 hours and 30 minutes.

He later changed his accusations, again falsely, claiming the reporter had taken photos of his naked children

He has since offered to buy the reporter a new mobile phone, saying he has permanently destroyed the old one together with its SD card and SIM card.

A case of phone theft SD:REF 29/7/1/2021 has been filed at Salama Road police station. Mayinja has been summoned to make a statement tomorrow at 10am.

Case: Theft of phone
Complaint: Yudaya Nangozi 
Suspect: Mayinja Ronald

The Observer demands the immediate return of their reporter’s mobile phone.

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Lukwago Joseph grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of playing the guitar in his infancy, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he turned born eight years. Before becoming editor of UGANDANZ, Lukwago was a parliament news editor for WBS TV. He joined UGANDANZ in July 2018, A few months after the company launched. Lukwago also spent five years as a freelance reporter, where he covered reporting for the highest bidder, intelligence, foreign policy, and Ugandan police. Lukwago graduated from Makerere University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism and worked on his college newspaper.