The Criminal Investigation Department of Kibuli, Kampala has extended the police bond for Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga to Thursday 22nd December 2016.
Nsamba who reported today for his third bond appearance, did not appear in court as earlier promised by police and was not given any explanation besides extending his bond.
Nsamba was arrested on Friday 9th December 2016 from Luwero district for allegedly posting his expression on Facebook. He was then charged with offensive communication under the Computer Misuse Act 2011.Police Confiscates mobile phone, arrest and detain activist over a Facebook post.
Luwero, December 14th, 2016; In less than two weeks after police in Kasese, western Uganda evoked the anti terrorism act 2002 to charge a journalist for publishing on social media, the Electronic Counter Measures Department under the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of police in Kibuli, Kampala has also evoked the computer Misuse Act 2011 to confiscate a mobile phone, arrest and detain an activist over a Facebook post.
Swaibu Nsamba Gwogyolonga, a political activist and the Forum for Democratic Change FDC chairperson for Katikamu south constituency, Luwero district is expected to be paraded before court on Thursday 15th December 2016 to answer to charges of offensive communication as per section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011. The offense carries a fine not exceeding twenty-four currency points or 1 (one) year imprisonment or both on conviction.
Nsamba was on Friday 9th December 2016 arrested by plain clothed policemen who temporarily detained him at Wobulenzi police station before transferring him to CID headquarters at Kibuli. He was interrogated by the acting police commissioner of Electronic Counter Measures Department on Monday 12th released on police bond and he is expected to report in court on 15th December 2016
Nsamba’s arrest follows his Facebook post expressing how he will announce and mourn the death of President Yoweri Museveni upon his death.