Crime

BREAKING: MASINDI STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ARRESTED OVER CORRUPTION

By UG Reports

MASINDI: Charles Bwiiso the Masindi State Attorney General has been Thursday afternoon arrested by the state house anti-corruption unit in liaison with the Uganda Police.

He was picked from his office on allegations of soliciting and receiving a bribe of three million shillings from persons in a case of defilement in order to close the file.

Alinaitwe Joseph, a resident of Kitengule village Kiruli sub county in Masindi district told UG Reports that he was arrested a week ago over defilement but he had never been arraigned before court.

According to Julius Wabyona the chairperson of Kusuli clan who spoke to our reporter while at Masindi police, Alinaitwe was reported to Masindi Police by his brother Bashir Kalenzi over child neglect.

He stresses that as a family they had resolved the matters amicably but surprisingly to see police changing the file from child neglect to defilement which was later sent to state attorney for sanctions.

Wabyona adds that when the file reached before state attorney general, the family of the suspect and the victim agreed to settle the matter outside court but the resident state attorney and the detective who was working on the file at Masindi Police requested for three million to have their file closed or be sanction for court.

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He said though they bargained to have the amount reduced up to 1.5million, but still the money was too much for the family to pay which prompted them to report the matter to the office of state house anti-corruption unit for help and in turn the state anti-corruption unit gave them the money worth 1.5million.

The money was Thursday afternoon handed over to the resident state attorney Masindi Bwiiso B Charles together with detective Sgt Rehemah Kunihira at his office hence their arrest by police in liaison with the state house anti-corruption unit.

When contacted, ASP Julius Allan Hakiza the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the arrest of state attorney general and he is in their custody.

Hakiza also said the suspect was arrested by state house anti-corruption house.

Additional reporting by Steven Wandera and Innocent Atuganyira

 

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