Judge Bamwine Attacks IGG Over Failure To Arrest Magistrate

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Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has attacked the officials of the Inspectorate of Government IGG for bungling up a recent investigations involving a magistrate.

Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine has attacked the officials of the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) for bungling up a recent investigations involving a magistrate.
 
The magistrate was set to be arrested for soliciting bribe but the set up trap was miss-handled by the Inspector of Government officials and the magistrate got away with the crime.
 
Bamwine revealed that the officials acted very fast and arrested the court clerk, instead of waiting a little longer till evening to arrest the magistrate when the bribe was being handed over to her by her clerk.
 
Justice Bamwine, who is the administrative head of the high court, said because of the rushing of the IGG officials; they missed to arrest the magistrate who is "a big fish" and instead arrested a court clerk who is "a small fish."
 
He however concealed the name of the magistrate to save her from being ridiculed by the public.
 
Justice Bamwine made these attacks to the IGG during the Anti-Corruption Court open day function in Kololo Friday afternoon.
 
The theme for this year's open court day is ‘The fight against syndicate corruption: What is my role'
 
Commenting on the case, deputy IGGS Mariam Wangadya, who was present at the function, says she regretted the failure by her officials to arrest the magistrate but promised to act better next time.
 
The principal judge also noted in his speech that corrupt officials are working as a syndicate and the vice has become "very sophisticated unlike before, when they used to steal as individuals."
 
Bamwine therefore argued the judicial officers at the Kololo-based Anti-graft court to be very tough on corruption suspects.
 
Corruption is the abuse or misuse of public power, position, office or trust or resources for private benefit.
 
During the plenary session, in which, the public was allowed to direct their questions to the judicial officers, Paul Okong, one of the litigants lamented why recommendations about the commissions of inquiries are never implemented.
 
He added that most of the times, the culprits are seen walking on the streets scot free.