Wakiso Magistrates Court has summoned NUP president Robert Kyagulanyi to answer charge of uttering false information, contrary to section 115(a) of the penal code act.
Hon Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine was dragged to court by city lawyer Male Kiwanuka Mabirizi who previously petitioned the Electoral Commission (EC) over Bobi Wine’s age and academic credentials.
“You are hereby commanded by government to appear in this court on September, 16, 2020 at 10am or soon thereafter as the case can be heard,” the criminal summons dated September 1, 2020 say.
Last week, lawyer Male Mabirizi filed a private prosecution against Robert Kyagulanyi accusing him of using falsified documents for nomination as he stood for the Kyadondo East MP post in 2017.
According to the charge sheet filed before the Wakiso chief magistrate’s court, Mabirizi accuses Bobi Wine of five counts of giving false information, obtaining registration by false pretence and uttering false documents contrary to the Penal Code Act.
“Kyagulanyi Ssentamu Robert on the 31st day of May 2017 at Wakiso district Electoral Commission returning officer’s office located at Wakiso, Wakiso town council at 9:56 am, you gave false information to the Electoral Commission returning officer for Wakiso district, a public officer that you were 35 years of age knowing that it was false and you thereby caused the returning officer to nominate you as a candidate for Kyaddondo East constituency Member of Parliament, a thing he/she ought not to have done had he known the truth,” the charge sheet prepared by Mabirizi.
The lawyer also accuses Kyagulanyi of giving false information to the Electoral Commission that he had completed the minimum formal education of Advanced Level standard knowing that it was false.
Kyagulanyi is also accused of obtaining registration by false pretence as well as forging documents, contrary to sections 312 and 351 of the Penal Code Act.
“On the 31stday of May 2017, you knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document, to wit, a Uganda National Examinations Board letter of verification of results number V0006677 reference number EA/GEN/40 to the Electoral Commission returning officer for Wakiso district.”