Mitooma District Official Pleads Guilty

Mitooma district official pleads guilty
Appeared on: 09 Oct 2019

The officials from Mitooma District who were arrested by the Inspectorate of Government on 7th October 2019, were arraigned at the Anti-Corruption Court on 8th October 2019 for plea taking before Grade One Magistrate Albert Asiimwe.

One of the accused persons, Onesmus Agaaba pleaded guilty for paying a bribe of UGX2,020,000 to Amon Byamugisha, which money he sent to his mobile phone.

His Worship Albert Asiimwe sentenced him to pay a court fine of UGX4,800,000 or serve 2 years in prison. His worship also noted that while Agaaba was a first time offender and had not wasted courts time, it was still illegal to bribe to get into public service, as the act deprived other qualified persons of the job opportunity. He was banned from public service for 10 years. He was also asked to pay another UGX4,800,000 back to government which was the total of his earnings during the period, less the advance of UGX2,020,000 which he advanced to Amon Byamugisha for the job.

The other accused persons were remanded until 11th October, 2019.

Senior Inspectorate Officer Daisy Acio represented the IG on the matter, which was investigated by Mbarara Regional Office.