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Uganda: Singer arrested for allegedly calling the president ‘buttocks’

8 October 2018
Ugandan musician Viboyo was detained on charges of offensive communication for allegedly using obscene words to insult the president in a song.
Photo: Viboyo Oweyo / Facebook

 

Ugandan musician Moses Nsubuga, known as Viboyo, was arrested on 4 October 2018 on charges of offensive communication for allegedly using obscene words to insult President Yoweri Museveni and others in his new song, reported Daily Monitor.

Viboyo allegedly called President Museveni “buttocks”.

“In the song, he abused several leaders and tribes in Uganda which is illegal,” Vincent Ssekatte from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said.

“He has been in hiding and we had to track him for days until we arrested him in Kampala City.”

The singer was detained at Jinja Road Police Station and released on a police bond the following day, 5 October, according to Pulse Live. He is due to report back to the police station on 15 October.

Anyone convicted of the charge of offensive communications is liable to imprisonment for one year and a fine of 24 currency points, which is about 480,000 Ugandan shillings (110 euros).

Mwebale kusaba. VIBOYO IS FREE . He will tell y'all the story himself.

Posted by Vince Musisi on Friday, October 5, 2018

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