STATE TAKES OVER BOBIWINE’S AGE CASE!

The state has taken over Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi in a case where he is accused of giving wrong information concerning his age to parliament and the passport office. According to September,2, 2020 letter to the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Jane Kitimbo, the Resident Chief State Attorney for Buganda Road Court says the DPP is taking over prosecution in the matter. The Resident State Attorney has consequently asked lawyer Mabirizi who had initially taken the case to court to furnish the DPP’s office with all evidence regarding the matter. On Monday, lawyer Male Mabirizi filed a private prosecution before the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Court accusing the legislator of giving false information, contrary to section 115(a) of the Penal Code Act. Bobiwine is accused of obtaining registration by false pretense contrary to section 312 of the Penal Code Act when his name was entered into parliament’s records under false pretense that he was born on February,1, 1982 yet it was not true, he’s also accused of declaring false information to immigration officers while applying for his passport on March,1, 2000. Bobiwine however publicly explained the mess in both his academic documents and age but the the court still needs him to go and explain himself on the matters.

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