Dr Stella Nyanzi to Appear before CID Over Cyber Crimes

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She is wanted for an offensive communication and Cyber Harassment, which is being investigated under reference number CID HQTRS GEF 122/2017.

Dr. Stella Nyanzi, the controversial Makerere University Research fellow is set to appear before the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kibuli over cyber offenses. Dr Nyanzi has been summoned to present herself at the Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters on Tuesday morning.

She is wanted for an offensive communication and Cyber Harassment, which is being investigated under reference number CID HQTRS GEF 122/2017.
 
"You are required to report to Criminal Investigations Directorate Headquarters in Kibuli on Tuesday 7th /03/2017 at 10.00hrs to assist in providing valuable information in respect to the matter being investigated," reads a March 2, 2017 letter,

The letter is signed by Joseph Obwona on behalf of the Director criminal investigations.
 
Dr Nyanzi has confirmed receiving the summons, saying she is ready to appear and defend herself. "I will go and meet the Deputy Director Investigations. I will defend my acts of writing, my freedom of expression, my poetic license, my literally justice and my academic freedom," said Dr. Nyanzi in a Facebook post.
 
Adding that; "I will not stop speaking my critique of the dictatorial corrupt lawless and rogue regime of Museveni's." The summons comes only a few days after Dr Nyanzi was recalled to Makerere University following her suspension last year after she was found guilty of gross misconduct.

It all started after Dr Nyanzi clashed with Professor Mahmood Mamdani, the Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research-MISR. She has been posted to the law school.

 

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