Blogger Isma Olaxess remanded over defamatory remarks

Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxess, the chairperson of Uganda Bloggers Association, who has been on the run on charges of alleged offensive communication has today been arrested and paraded before court.

Isma and 3 TV presenters working for Next Media Services; Isaac Kawalya Ssemulondo alias Kayz, Bryan Kennedy Waako and Williams Makuliro are accused of repeatedly attacking musician Emmanuel Ssuuna alias Omulangira Ssuuna on their TV program.

According to the charges, the 4 accused persons allegedly committed the offense on August 27, 2021 while on Sanyuka TV, a channel under Next Media Services.

It is alleged that the TV presenters made defamatory remarks about singer Suna’s family affairs, accused him of being tormented by evil spirits and not being the rightful owner of a storied building and a pine plantation that he recently showed off.

His co- accused Kayz, Waako and Makuliro are already on remand at Kitalya Prison until October 15 after they appeared in court on Friday last week.

Isma Olaxess was on the run and didn’t appear before court together with his co-accused which prompted court to issue criminal summons against him.

On Monday, the CID police headquarters in Kibuli arrested him and arraigned him in Buganda Road Magistrates court where charges were read to him before being remanded until tomorrow ( Tuesday) when he is expected to apply for bail.

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