Court dismisses case against man who declared President Museveni dead

Man Jose Kayima

The Chief Magistrate Court in Luweero has ordered Police to release Jamil Ssekyondwa who had been remanded for allegedly declaring President Museveni dead.

Ssekyondwa was on remand for seven months since July 2021 on the charges of offensive communication.

The Luweero Chief Magistrate Samuel Munobe stated in his ruling on Thursday that,

“The facts as laid down by the State do not reveal major elements of the offence such as repetitive communication, right of privacy of a person having been interfered with. For that matter, the facts do not reveal the offence under the law (Sec 25) of the computer misuse Act 2011.”

“The accused cannot be convicted on such grounds as doing so would be offending the able Constitutional Principle laid down under Article 28 Section 12 of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda as amended. The charges are dismissed and the accused lawfully discharged,” Munobe ruled

In July last year, it was allegedly that Ssekyondwa used his smartphone to send messages to different people indicating that President Museveni had passed on.

Jamil Ssekyondwa (2nd left)

Ssekyondwa a resident of Kabunyata Village in Kamira Subcounty, Luweero is now a free man.

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