State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrest Kibuku District Officials Over Extortion

State House Anti Corruption Unit Arrest Kibuku District Officials Over Extortion

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The State House Anti Corruption Unit together with Uganda Police have arrested and arraigned three Kibuku District Officials on charges of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

The officials are; Wamika Christopher, the District Education Officer, Nabirye Leticia- Senior Inspector of Schools and Otem Stephen- Inspector of Schools.

According to the Unit, the accused were arrested following complaints of extortion from the Head Teachers in the district, by the DEO and the Inspectors of Schools who forced them into paying millions of money from capitation grants, registration of students for the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and other activities in which the schools never partook.

On count three regarding conspiracy to commit a felony, under section 390 of the Penal Code Act, the offence of conspiracy is committed when two or more persons agree to do or cause to be done an illegal act or legal act by illegal means.

A conspiracy is an agreement where two or more people agree to carry their criminal scheme into effect, the very agreement is the criminal act itself: Mulcahy v. The Queen (1868) L.R. 3 H.L.

More About State House Anti Corruption Unit

The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.

Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.

The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues. an accessible web community

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