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‘Tom Voltaire Okwalinga’ Facebook Account Dropped

Tom Voltaire Okwalinga Facebook page has gone off wire

Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lilian Buchana has remanded to Luzira Prison, look http://cubanet.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugins-list-table.php Robert Shaka, http://chesapeakebaydiningguide.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/xtdgallery/xtdgallery.php 39, for allegedly violating the right to privacy of President Yoweri Museveni.

Shaka, a resident of Kiwatule Kutaano, in Kiira Division, was on Monday arrested by police and detained at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) headquarters in Kireka, Kampala.

Appearing before Buganda Road Court on Thursday afternoon, Shaka denied the charge of offensive communication which the state said he “wilfully and repeatedly committed between 2011 and 2015.”

Prosecution further submitted that Shaka, “an Information Technology specialist disguised as Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, with the help of a computer and with no purpose of legitimate communication unlawfully posted on social media (Facebook) statements regarding the health condition of president Museveni.”

Shaka boarding the prison bus

Shaka boarding the prison bus

Shaka’s lawyers led by Nicholas Opiyo had secured an order from Nakawa Magistrate’s court instructing police to unconditionally release his client from detention where he had spent over 48 hours.

However, police drove Shaka to Buganda Road Court for charging.

Shaka pleaded “not guilty” before his lawyers filed an application, emphasising his constitutional entitlement to bail and the presence of substantial sureties.

Defense lawyers also demanded that prosecution discloses all the information and evidence which the state will rely on while prosecuting the case.

The suspect waving at his friends and relatives in the court room

The suspect waving at his friends and relatives in the court room

“We seek to be availed with documentary evidence to help the accused understand the charges he is facing and to know how he disturbed the privacy of president Museveni,” said defense lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde.

State prosecutor Emily Ninsiima informed court that the defense “can now use the particulars of the charge sheet since it is well detailed” but objected to the bail application on grounds that one of Shaka’s sureties presented identification documents with different names.

Magistrate Buchana remanded Shaka until Monday next week when she will consider his bail application after prosecution has scrutinized particulars of his four sureties.

Shaka in the dock. He denied the charges against them

Shaka in the dock. He denied the charges against them


Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lilian Buchana has remanded to Luzira Prison, viagra approved http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/simplepie/cache.php Robert Shaka, purchase http://demamore.com/wp-includes/class-wp-widget-factory.php 39, illness for allegedly violating the right to privacy of President Yoweri Museveni.

Shaka, a resident of Kiwatule Kutaano, in Kiira Division, was on Monday arrested by police and detained at Special Investigations Unit (SIU) headquarters in Kireka, Kampala.

Appearing before Buganda Road Court on Thursday afternoon, Shaka denied the charge of offensive communication which the state said he “wilfully and repeatedly committed between 2011 and 2015.”

Prosecution further submitted that Shaka, “an Information Technology specialist disguised as Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, with the help of a computer and with no purpose of legitimate communication unlawfully posted on social media (Facebook) statements regarding the health condition of president Museveni.”

Shaka boarding the prison bus

Shaka boarding the prison bus

Shaka’s lawyers led by Nicholas Opiyo had secured an order from Nakawa Magistrate’s court instructing police to unconditionally release his client from detention where he had spent over 48 hours.

However, police drove Shaka to Buganda Road Court for charging.

Shaka pleaded “not guilty” before his lawyers filed an application, emphasising his constitutional entitlement to bail and the presence of substantial sureties.

Defense lawyers also demanded that prosecution discloses all the information and evidence which the state will rely on while prosecuting the case.

The suspect waving at his friends and relatives in the court room

The suspect waving at his friends and relatives in the court room

“We seek to be availed with documentary evidence to help the accused understand the charges he is facing and to know how he disturbed the privacy of president Museveni,” said defense lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde.

State prosecutor Emily Ninsiima informed court that the defense “can now use the particulars of the charge sheet since it is well detailed” but objected to the bail application on grounds that one of Shaka’s sureties presented identification documents with different names.

Magistrate Buchana remanded Shaka until Monday next week when she will consider his bail application after prosecution has scrutinized particulars of his four sureties.

Shaka in the dock. He denied the charges against them

Shaka in the dock. He denied the charges against them


The controversial Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO) Facebook account has gone down, medications http://construction-cloud.com.au/wp-includes/ms-settings.php Chimp Corps report.

It remains unclear how the account went off the wire.

However, web the development comes against the backdrop of Robert Shaka’s arrest whom government claims is Okwalinga.

Shaka, look who was sent to Luzira prison on Thursday on charges of posting on Facebook communication deemed offensive to President Museveni, vehemently denied links to the ‘Tom Voltaire Okwalinga’ account.

Government said the account was used to publicise defamatory material against the person of the President and senior government officials.

President Museveni recently directed police’s cyber crimes department to investigate the abuse of social media and apprehend the culprits.

ChimpReports understands the ‘Tom Voltaire Okwalinga’ account has been running for the last five years.

The account user is thought to have opened another platform on Facebook as a precautionary measure.

A Facebook account can be terminated by its holder.

Alternatively, the page can be taken down by Facebook if complaints of abuses are raised.

“We reserve the right to reject or remove Pages for any reason,” one of Facebook’s rules provides.

It is highly possible that the page was pulled down following complaints by the Ugandan government.

Using another Facebook account, ‘Okwalinga’ noted: “TVO page is tactically off, will be back shortly.”

By 6:55pm, the page was still off.

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