One witness has so far testified in the trial against photographer Keron Bruce, who is accused of being the cartoon character ‘Mudwata.’
Bruce, 35, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD), was first arraigned before Magistrate Scarce in the Diamond/Grove Magistrate’s Court, where he denied the charge and was released on $100,00 bail.
He is being represented by Attorney-at-Law Bernard Da Silva, and the trial will continue on February 7, 2023.
The charge alleged that on January 25, 2021, at Soesdyke, EBD, he used a computer system to disseminate information about Leroy Smith knowing the same to be false, to cause public ridicule, contempt, and hatred, or embarrassment.
In January, Bruce was arrested three days after Smith, through his online publication “Big Smith News Watch,” made a public reward of one million dollars for information leading to the identity of the players behind the “Mudwata” and the “Guyana Uncut” characters.
Smith made this offer after a video was posted by “Mudwata” casting aspersions on his character. At the time of Bruce’s arrest, the Police had said several pieces of electronic equipment were seized from his’ DD Eccles, EBD home.