Ibrahim Abiriga, the Arua municipality MP on Friday failed to turn up for mentioning of the public nuisance case in which he was implicated for urinating on the Ministry of Finance wall fence.
He was summoned by Grade One magistrate Beatrice Khainza to appear before Kampala City Hall Court following a picture that went viral showing him responding to nature’s call in a public place, near the Finance ministry wall fence.
Abiriga’s lawyer Usaama Ssebuwufu who appeared on the legislator’s behalf, told court presided over by Moses Nabende that his client had travelled to his constituency in Arua, by the time the summon was issued.
Court adjourned to October 25, the case hearing when Abiriga will be expected to appear.
Abiriga allegedly violated a Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) maintenance law and order ordinance, 2016.
Abiriga who admitted earlier to committing the act saying he was badly off, faces a Shs 40,000 fine or a 2-month-jail sentence or both.
Prosecution alleges that Abiriga committed the offence on September 25, 2017 along Kyaggwe Road in Kampala city,