Three NBS TV presenters remanded on defamation

NBS TV entertainment journalists who were on Friday October 1 remanded to Kitalya prison on offensive communication and criminal libel charges.

Three TV presenters front Next Media Services have been remanded to Kitalya until October 15 after they were charged with offensive communication and criminal libel.

Isaac Kawalya Ssemulondo alias Kays, Bryan Kennedy Waako, and Williams Makuliro are accused of repeatedly attacking artiste Mr. Emmanuel Ssuuna alias Omulangira Ssuuna on television.

Sources reveal that Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxess, the blogger is on run after being accused of the same offenses.
The accused appeared in court at Buganda Road Magistrate Court where they were charged and remanded.

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According to the charges, the four accused committed the crime on August 27, 2021 while at Sanyuka TV, Next Media Services Ltd in Kampala City.

It is alleged that they talked about Mr. Ssuuna’s family, his financial status and accused him of being tormented by evil spirits.

Charles Twiine, the spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate confirmed the charges, saying that the case file was sanctioned and they were produced to court where they were remanded until October 15. 2021.

He further says that Journalists and people in the media should be careful when talking about people in the media to avoid making criminal statements.

These four defendants made repeatedly offensive statements on television despite caution from the complaints.

He said the offences of offensive communication can be avoided if the statements aren’t repeated however much they were warned but continued to repeat the statement

“Efforts to hunt for Isma Olaxess are ongoing since he is part of the suspects on the sanctioned file, he should be a good civilian and bring himself to police to avoid embarrassment” Twine

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