By Jolly Gwari
Buganda Road Magistrates Court yesterday remanded six supporters of jailed Dr. Stella Nyanzi to Luzira Prison until August 16th, 2019. Grade one Magistrate Stella Maris Amabilis remanded the six on charges of inciting violence, contempt of court, assault and malicious damage on August 2 during Dr. Nyanzi’s trial.
Those remanded includes; Simon Wanyera, Abdullah Waiswa, Augustine Ojobile, Joel Kabali, Fatumah Abilinabyo, and Moses Katumba.
Five separate files of cases have been read against them. The prosecution alleges that the group on August 2nd, 2019 at Buganda Road Court incited court to do an act of violence against her worship Gladys Kamasanyu, a Magistrate at the same court.
It is also alleged that the group within Court premises where a judicial proceeding was being heard showed disrespect in speech manner in reference to the said proceedings and the magistrate presiding. They abused the trial magistrate Kamasanyu before throwing a bottle of mineral water at her.
However, suspects Kabali, Abalinabyo, and Wanyera face extra charges of malicious damage of property. The prosecution alleges that the trio on the same day at Buganda Road Court in Kampala District willfully and unlawfully damaged or destroyed garret pinpoint PD 6500 Walkthrough detector machine which was court property.
Abalinabyo is also charged separately for common assault when she allegedly assaulted magistrate Kamasanyu. The accused have however pleaded not guilty to all the charges.