KAMPALA – MP Rwabogo stalker, Brian Isiko has been released from prison after High Court Judge, Jane Francis Abodo, said she was satisfied with credible sureties.
Isiko, 25, a student at YMCA, Jinja Campus, was in July sentenced to two years’ imprisonment over Cyber Harassment and Offensive Communication by Buganda Road grade one magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu.
However, concerned citizens and activists led by city lawyer Ramathan Waiswa, last week asked court to release Isiko to enable him attend school.
“He is a young man whose education depends on the success of this application,” the lawyer said at the time.
According to Judge Abodo, Isiko was released on grounds that his two sureties Mr Godfrey Waako, the Assistant Academic Registrar at Kyambogo University and Grace Reagan Muganza, a commander of the UPDF reserve forces, guaranteeing his release.
Isiko is required to report to the court Deputy Court Registrar every third Friday of the month starting with August 17 but the sureties were ordered each to pay non-cash bond Shs5M
The Judge has also warned Isiko never to contact MP Rwabwogo in anyway.
Following the court sentence, the public came out to condemn the MP for seemingly punishing a potential lover yet a few months ago, she had appeared in one of the local print newspapers, claiming she was searching for a lover.
However, Ms Rwabogo said denied it was not saying that “If it was for love, I have had many even those younger than Brian and much older, but this was none like other with intentions to harm me. Let’s see how the authorities handle the situation. I call upon fellow Ugandans to be vigilant at all times; we cannot go on dying like animals. Vigilance is key.”
Ms Rwabwogo told court that she started getting these love messages and calls from a stranger a head of the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill that was passed in December to remove presidential age limits which made her think that someone wanted to hurt her.
Court heard that the MP received many calls and over 10 messages, one time her stalker texted asserting that he had failed to sleep at night just thinking about her and around the same time the wave of kidnaps were so rampant.
She said she set up an appointment to meet the stalker upon Police at Parliament assigning her a guard. The meeting was on June 11, 2018, they met at Java House, Lugogo a Kampala suburb and indeed the stalker showed up and from there he was arrested.