Socialite Shanita Namuyimbwa known commonly as Bad Black is still at Police CID headquarters in Kibuli where she was summoned for interrogation on allegations of offensive communication and criminal libel.
On February 20, the Director Criminal Investigations, Obwona Joseph, issued summons requiring the socialite to avail herself for investigations into the matter.
“You are, therefore, in pursuance of the provisions of Section 27A of the Police Act (as amended) required to report before acting Commissioner of Police [in charge of media department] at CID headquarters … without fail,” Obwona wrote.
Accompanied by her lawyer, Black arrived at the CID headquarters on Monday morning and according to the CID Spokesperson, Vincent Ssekate, the socialite is still at Kibuli where the interrogation is ongoing.
The summons did not reveal the identity of the person the offences were said against.
Others say the questioning could be related to a video that Bad Black posted on her social media after the arrest of Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and other over 30 people including 3 legislators in August last year after allegedly stoning one of the cars of President Yoweri Museveni. In the video, the socialite was protesting the arrest of Bobi Wine.
While playing Bobi Wine’s ‘Freedom’ song in the background, Bad Black said she was tired of a certain government official whom she kept on showering with insults.
Black who claimed to be in Dubai at the time said “even if you arrest me from the airport, I don’t care after all you put a television set in Luzira prison, I will keep watching that”.
She demanded that security agencies release the legislator without fail.
She also said the ‘official’ had denied responsibility of many pregnancies with different girls.
She would later record a video asking for forgiveness from the very government official, saying its poverty which had pushed her to insult him in the earlier clip.
“I ask for forgiveness from you (government official), I am a Ugandan not a foreigner and a Muganda woman. We at times mess because of poverty. Poverty can force you to support Bobi Wine,” she said.
Despite the fact that she likes Bobi Wine and his music, she said, she said he is only better off representing residents of Kyadondo East in Parliament and not running for Presidency.
In the same video, Black revealed that she had been promised USD 100,000 by a person she refused to mention, to insult the government official in the previous video clip, only to be given USD 20,000.
It is this excitement for money she said, that forced her go against the party she supports (NRM), before confessing that she has never supported Bobi Wine because “he has nothing inspiring”.
This is a developing story and our ears are on the ground for developments as they come in.