Police refuses to free Shaka, rushes him to court


Police has Thursday afternoon produced social media critic, Robert Shaka, aka Maverick Blutaski, to Buganda Road Court.

This morning, Shaka’s lawyer, Nicholas Opiyo, published a court order pressing police to release his client unconditionally.

The order signed by Nakawa Grade One Magistrate, Alex Mushabe Karocho, and dated June 11, 2015 directed the commandant Special Investigations Division (SID) headquarters Kireka to immediately release Shaka.

He has been detained at the same station for allegedly posing as Tom Voltaire Okwalinga aka TVO.

Court faulted police for detaining Shaka more than three days without trial.

Police alleges that Shaka, using computers and other electronic devices, issued offensive communications against the sovereign state of Uganda, bringing it into hatred and contempt and accordingly, committing the offence of promotion of sectarianism contrary to Section 41 of the Penal Code Act.


Court order for Shaka’s release


According to his lawyer, Opiyo, Shaka has now been hauled to Buganda Road Court in “a desperate attempt to defeat the earlier order for his unconditional release”.

“We are at court and will give details as they come,” Opiyo announced in a social media message.

Of his prison experience, Shaka told his friends who visited him at Kireka thus: “This country is beautiful, I have met very nice people here in prison, listened to their stories. Everyone should know that I am strong, and in good health.”

“I don’t want to interfere with the police, I want them to do their job so that I can be able to walk out a free man. I thought I was a small man, I am shocked at the way people in and out. I am sure I will get out of this stronger. I have forgiven everyone who ordered for my arrest and those who accuse me of all wrong doing. I am an innocent man.”

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