THIS WEEK: Abiriga fails to turn up, case extended to Oct.25
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga was expected in court on Oct.06 to hear a case in which he is accused of being a public nuisance but he didn’t show up. Abiriga who was captured on video urinating in a public place only sent his lawyer Usaama Sebuufu.
The lawyer told Grade One Magistrate Moses Nabende that his client couldn’t make it because he had been served late although, Abiriga who has come under the lime light for wearing yellow and driving a yellow car as a sign of his loyalty to president Museveni and NRM party has already confirmed to journalists that he urinated near Ministry of Finance premises because he was badly off and wasn’t apologetic about it.
If found guilty, Abiriga will be charged under the Local Governments (Kampala City Council) Maintenance of the Law and Order Ordinance, 2006 which provides that any person who contravenes any of the provisions of the Ordinance or of any requirement or instruction lawfully made or issued under this Ordinance or of any of the conditions of a licence, permit or authorisation issued under it commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two currency points which is about Shs40,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding two months or both.
Court was adjourned to October 25.