February 11, 2013

Daniella Charged With Fighting In Public

Chameleone's wife Daniella was charged with fighting a radio presenter
Chameleone’s wife Daniella was charged with fighting a radio presenter

Daniela Atim Mayanja, the wife of singer Joseph Mayanja a.k.a Dr Chameleon, was on Monday afternoon been arraigned before court and charged with fighting in a public place with a journalist Isaac Katende, a Dembe fm radio presenter.

Daniela, 28, appeared before Makindye Chief Magistrates Court and denied the charge of affray.

Dressed in a bluish flowered dress, Daniela firmly denied the charge saying it is not true.

She was granted a cash bail of Shs2 million by Grade One Magistrate, Flavia Nabakooza Kalungi.

Her two sureties were each asked to execute a non cash bond of Shs10 million.

The sureties included; Kim Kibiringe, the an artist with Leone Island and Sam Mukasa, also an artist and the manager of Leone Islands, a music company owned by her husband and artist, Joseph Mayanja a.k.a Dr Chameleon.

She was represented by Mr Emmanuel Wamimbi.

The charge sheet states that Daniela and Katende, on December 2012, at Monitor Publications office in Industrial Area, 8th Street, Project Zone Wabigalo parish Makindye Division, Kampala, unlawfully took part in a fight in a public place.

Court issued criminal summons for Mr Katende as he did not show up in court to enter plea.

The matter was adjourned to February 28 for mention as investigations into the fight continue.

It was not mentioned in the charge sheet why the two engaged in a fight.

A source who preferred to speak anonymously says that the fight originated from a disagreement between the journalist and Daniela. The source claims that Katende reportedly called Ms Daniela and informed her of his intention to run a ‘dirty’ article about her and a fight ensued.

By press time, Ms Daniela was still in the court cells as the friends and relatives went to the bank to pay up before she could be released officially.

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