KAMPALA-UGANDA/NEWSDAY: The Corruption Couirt has jailed a businessman after his apprehension as he tried to bribe a State House official with Shs5m.
Mr. Mungereza Edward appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court, presided over by Grade One Magistrate Esther Asiimwe where he was charged with corruption and remanded to prison until the June remanded to prison until June 27, 2023.
Court filings indicate that Mr. Mungereza Edward, directly offered a sum of Shs 5,000,000 as gratification to Mayombo Daniel, a legal officer at the State House Anti-Corruption Unit on 28th of July, 2022, at Mbarara Police Station.
“The purpose of this offer was to secure the release of Tumwiine Evarest, who had been detained at Mbarara Police Station on charges of forgery under case number SHACU/GEF/135/2022,’ court papers read.
Tumwiine Everest had been was apprehended on July 28th, 2022 for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to process and acquire a land title on government land located in Kyarwabuganda.
Prosecution says that the parcel of land in question spans approximately 14.62 hectares and includes facilities such as a Health Center III, two cattle dams, LC 11 Administrative Units, and playgrounds.
In addition, Tumwiine was found in possession of two Ministry of Lands Identity Cards, which indicated that he held the position of Senior Staff Surveyor in both Masaka and Mbarara. Furthermore, he was discovered to have in his possession various land applications, original land files, and land titles.
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