Robert Shaka Denied Bail, Sent To Luzira

Robert Shaka, the alleged government critic on social media has been denied bail and sent to Luzira prison.

Robert Shaka
Robert Shaka

Yesterday evening he was paraded before Buganda road court and charged with offensive communication contrary to Section 25 of Computer Misuse Act.

The flamboyant IT guru denied the charges.

The government alleges that Shaka who is believed to be Tom Voltaire Okwalinga misused the computer act by posting statements about the president’s health status

He was remanded to Luzira by Chief Magistrate Lillian Bucyana until Monday when he will reappear to apply for bail.

Yesterday morning Nakawa Magistrate Court ordered Police to unconditionally release Robert Shaka aka Maverick Blutaski

“The applicant Shaka Robert detained at special Investigation Division Kireka, Kampala be unconditionally released. The commandant and his or her subordinate is/are here by directed immediately to comply with order,” a court order signed by Alex Mushabe Karocho, Senior Magistrate reads

The order to release Shaka came after his lawyer Nicholas Opiyo filed a petition demanding court to order the police to unconditionally release him because he had spent more than 48 hours that a suspect can legally spend in prison before presented to court.

Shaka, an Information and Security analyst who has been posting information critical to government on his Facebook account (Maverick Blutaski ) was arrested on Monday morning hours after NTV aired an interview in which Shaka  revealed how government was trailing and suspecting him to be the anonymous person running Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO) social media account.

He told NTV that in February 2015, he was summoned by criminal investigation intelligence directorate (CIID) Kibuli for investigations. Later, his home was searched by detectives.