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.
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.
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.