KAMPALA – Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has charged two men with aggravated robbery and cyber crime in connection to leaking nude photos of socialite Martha Kagimba, aka Martha Kay.
Herbert Arinaitwe alias John Paul, 27, a business man in Rubaga division and Farid Mukiibi, 34, appeared before the Chief Magistrate Ms Miriam Okello who read to them the charges of aggravated robbery, demanding property with menaces with intent to steal and cyber stalking.
They denied the charges and were remanded to Luzira prison until August 19.
Prosecution contends that Arinaitwe and Mukiibi and others still at large between April 10 and 11 in Kampala robbed Martha Kay of two mobile phones which included; Samsung Galaxy S8 gold in colour and IPhone X black in colour. They are as well accused robbing their victim (Martha) of her money purse containing her Stanbic bank ATM card, her driving permit and cash Shs400,000.
It is stated that before the said robbery they used a substance called scopolamine (commonly known as devils breath) on Martha making her to lose her consciousness.
On the count of demanding property with menaces it is stated that the duo and others still at large between April 10 and May 31, in Kampala demanded Shs10m from Martha with intent to steal.
The duo is also accused of willfully, maliciously and repeatedly using electronic communication to harass their victim, with intent to place her under reasonable fear for her safety.
In May, this year Martha’s photos leaked just days after those of Shawula Kasule, the daughter to a Muslim cleric did, the nude videos were shared on social media.
On June 5, the Pornographic Control Committee (PCC) officers tasked with the responsibility of curbing the vice, picked interest in the issue of Martha nudes circulating on the internet. They tasked Martha and Shawula to the committee how their pics ended up in the public.
Socialite Zarinah Ntale popularly known as Zari and Desire Luzinda, an artiste, are some of the people who have been investigated for pornography after their nude photos leaked.