National Unity Platform (NUP) coordinator and former Kamuli Municipality MP aspirant Moses Bigirwa has been remanded to Kitalya Prison for at least a week on charges related to extortion.
Donning a People Power branded shirt, Bigirwa was brought to Buganda Road Court alongside a journalist Kareire Pidson -a resident of lugala Rubaga Division Kampala and charged with 3 counts of offensive communication, Criminal Libel and demanding money with menace.
The co-accuses, Kakaire, works with an online newspaper Drone Media.
The presiding Grade One Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu remanded the duo to Kitalya government prisons till the 19th November 2021 for further mention of their case.
Bigirwa was arrested this week for allegedly trying to extort shs100 million from the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among. In an audio recording that made rounds on social media, Bigirwa was also heard asking for shs100 million from the deputy Speaker.
“The truth is that let her(Among) break the bank so that we also buy milk at home. I am monitoring her but let her get us tools(money) so we make things right,” Bigirwa was quoted in the audio.
It is said that he was lured to deputy Speaker Among’s residence in Nakasero where he was arrested by parliamentary police.
Ever since, reports indicate that he has been in detention at Kireka police SIU, until today when he appeared in court.