Kampala magistrate’s court has summoned National Unity Platform president, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine over charges related to false registration and admission to Makerere University.
In a filed a case against Kyagulanyi by Lawyer Male Mabirizi alleges that over 20 Bobi Wine graduated from the university with a Diploma in Music, Dance and Drama-MDD with fraudulent registration form since the singer cum politician was not eligible for admission to the university.
According to lawyer Mabirizi, on October 21, 2000 Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was registered as a student of MDD on a mature age entry scheme contrary to Makerere University Prospectus of 1999/2000-2000/2001 in which it was stated that for one to be admitted for the mature age entry at the time, the candidate had to at least be 25 years old or one who had completed formal education at least five years before the year of admission to the university.
On Tuesday, the court’s grade one magistrate issued criminal summons against Kyagulanyi to appear and defend himself over the case.
The summonses were issued after lawyer Mabirizi asked court to summon Kyagulanyi to appear and answer charges of obtaining registration by false pretense.
In court, Mabirizi filed certified copies of admission forms from Makerere University showing that Kyagulanyi was admitted to the university in 2000 on the mature entry scheme but at the time he was not yet 25 years as was the requirement then.
According to section 312 of the Uganda Penal Code Act, any person who attempts to procure for himself or herself any other person any registration, licence or certificate under any law by any false pretense commits a misdemeanor and is liable for imprisonment for one year.