Masindi RSA arrested for soliciting a bribe of Ugx 3m to close a defilement case.

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The Resident State Attorney(RSA) Masindi Mr. Charles Bwiiso has been arrested for soliciting a bribe of 3m from persons in a case of defilement.

The background

A case was reported at Masindi Police Station file CRB 149/2022 Uganda V Alinaitwe Joseph . After more than ten days the suspect had never been arraigned before court. In the meantime, the families of the suspect and the victim agreed to a settlement and reconciliation out of court. An agreement was written a request sent to Resident State Attorney to withdraw the case. Upon receipt of that request, the RSA demanded for a bribe of UGX 3M from the family of the suspect in order to close the file . The family pleaded with him and asked to raise Uganda shillings 1.5m. 

They reported the matter to State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SH-ACU). A team of detectives rushed to Masindi and laid bait of UGX 1M which was delivered to the office of the RSA and duly received.

Notes of the bribe the RSA received taken as evidence.

The RSA immediately wrote a letter to the District CID officer directing him to submit the file for further legal advise since the families had settled the issue .

Upon delivery of the money , the RSA was arrested.

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