Court official interdicted over bribe

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KAMPALA- A process server attached to Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court, in Kampala, who was recently arrested and charged for soliciting and receiving  a cash bribe from court litigants at Nakawa Court has been interdicted.

Mr Fabian Sendagi was interdicted by the Secretary to Judiciary, Mr Kagole Kivumbi to pave way for the ongoing corruption case he is facing before the Anti-Corruption Court.

Mr Sendagi trouble started when he was arrested by officials from the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG).

He is accused of having solicited Shs350, 000 from relatives of five people who were arrested on May 8 for being idle and disorderly on grounds that he would “settle” their case.

However, the relatives filed a complaint with the IGG’s office and a trap was laid and he was arrested in the process of receiving the alleged bribe.

He is jointly charged with a police officer, Ms Beatrice Muteesi.

“I have received a report to the effect that on 19th May 2017, you were produced in the Anti-Corruption Court on charges of alleged corruption,” Mr Kagole wrote to the affected court official

“Public interest therefore requires that you cease to exercise the functions of your office. Consequently, you are hereby interdicted from exercising the functions of process server in the courts of judicature with effect from 6th June, 2017,” Mr Kagole letter adds.

Further in the interdiction letter, Mr Kagole said Mr Sendagi would receive half monthly pay and that he must hand over office with immediate effect.

The letter is copied to the Chief Magistrate of Nakawa Court, Ms Lilian Bucyana to ensure that the interdiction of Mr Sendagi is enforced.

The Judiciary under the leadership of Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has waged war against corrupt officials and of late, anyone caught in the act is punished.

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