Jail humbled city socialite Shanitah Namuyimbwa a.k.a Bad Black yesterday sweated plasma in Court after the judge blasted her that she lost her purity the day she was convicted for 4 years in jail over embezzlement and conspiracy to defraud on July 11, 2012.
Bad Black was quick to apply to the Court of Appeal after she claimed to have developed complications with her breasts implants and wanted to seek specialized treatment from Dubai where the surgery took place in 2009.
Her laments are contained in an affidavit she swore in Luzira prison with instructions to her lawyers, Kius Henry and Timothy Kakembo of NORIA Company Advocates, to appeal against both the conviction and sentence passed by the Anti-Corruption Court.
She says that prior to her incarceration at Luzira she had received breast implants in Dubai. But while in prison she developed serious complications in the breasts that require additional surgery to either remove or replace them.
She also claims that the medical facilities in Mulago Hospital cannot adequately accommodate her unusual and ailing health status which requires specialized treatment out of the prison precinct.
However, the State Attorney, Babra Mwesige, vehemently objected Black’s appeal saying that she was likely to abscond from jurisdiction basing on her past life and basing on the fact that Bad Black is still battling a hit-and-run case at City House and also the fact that she was a prostitute and therefore has no clean record to be granted bail.
Her affidavit further reads that her case is liable for bail by Court and she was once granted bail by High Court and didn’t abscond from jurisdiction.
But the Judge was not content with Black’s evidence saying that she would want to see the report by Dr. Andama Joseph of Mulago Hospital recommending Black for further treatment. However, during the proceedings, it emerged that there is a Breast Clinic in Mulago referral hospital which can carry out the operation.
“I have to be sure whether you’re sick or not, by the way I don’t even see the hospital you are going to in Dubai. It’s not written anywhere. Remember you are no longer innocent you are criminal,” the Judge said. She cried when the Judge threatened to adjourn the matter because there wasn’t substantial evidence which can allow her to leave jail.
“That place is easy to get there but leaving is too hard. That’s why I have to know where you’re going and where in case you disappear, the State has grounds to look for you,” the Judge assured Black.
Black however pleaded with the Judge that her silicon breasts must be assessed in time to avoid breast cancer and implant leakage, which managed to attract the Judge’s sympathy who issued summons to Dr. Andama.
Drama unfolded when the doctor told Court that when he touched Black’s breasts he noticed that she has a cosmetic inside the breasts. “When I touched I felt a silicone cosmetic that makes the breast stand up right like someone who has never breast fed,” Andama said.
Court will decide on Friday whether she may be granted bail.
Reported By Nicholas Mwesigwa