Singer ‘Viboyo’ arrested for attacking Museveni and Kadaga in song.
Artistes might need to take extra caution before releasing their new projects. If they are abusive in any way, you might be arrested like Viboyo who was thrown into the coolers for allegedly insulting the President and the Speaker of Parliament.
Moses Nsubuga a.k.a Viboyo Oweyo, an artiste from Muyenga based Swangz Avenue is the singer who has landed in trouble for his artistry.
Mr Vincent Ssekatte, the spokesman of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, said Viboyo is detained at Jinja Road Police Station on charges of offensive communication.
“In the song, he abused several leaders and tribes in Uganda which is illegal. He has been in hiding and we had to track him for days until we arrested him in Kampala City. He is being held on offensive communication offences,” Mr Ssekatte said on Thursday.
According to Section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 on offensive communication, “Any person who wilfully and repeatedly uses electronic communication to disturb or attempts to disturb the peace, quiet or right of privacy of any person with no purpose of legitimate communication whether or not a conversation ensues commits a misdemeanour and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding twenty four currency points or imprisonment not exceeding one year or both.”