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Kisoro Court Clerk to Appear in Anti-Corruption Court

Sam Agaba, the Regional Inspectorate Officer Kabale, says the suspect was found with the money he had received from the complainant in his pocket during arrest. He says he suspect will be charge with soliciting and receiving a bribe.

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Deogracious Tereraho, the Clerk in the Kisoro Chief Magistrate's court will appear before the Anti-Corruption court in Kampala for corruption. A team of detectives from the Inspectorate of Government transferred Tereraho to Kampala this morning following his arrest on Monday for receiving a bribe of Shillings 50,000 from Augustine Baryoora, a resident of Kanaba Sub County.




Baryoora claims that the 55-year- old court clerk asked him for a bribe to expedite his assault case against Martin Nkurunziza. According to Baryoora, he sought the intervention of the Inspectorate of Government in Kabale town because Tereraho kept pestering him for money whenever he would appear for the court hearing.

 

 

Sam Agaba, the Regional Inspectorate Officer Kabale, says the suspect was found with the money he had received from the complainant in his pocket during arrest. He says he suspect will be charge with soliciting and receiving a bribe.

 

 

He says this is not the first complainant to accuse Tereraho for bribery. According to Agaba, another resident he identified as Norbert Uwizeere also implicated the court clerk of demanding for Shillings 100,000 before he could process his judgment.

 

 

 

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In his defense, Tereraho admitted to have received the money from Baryoora, saying it was an appreciation for helping his case.

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This is not the first court clerk in Kigezi region to be picked up for bribery. In March 2017, Julius Zaribugyire, the Clerk of Kabale Chief Magistrates Court was arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe of Shillings 600,000 from Sylvia Kantwiiga and Edivina Ninsiima to process the bail application for Joseph Owomugisha who was on remand at Ndorwa Government prison for assault.

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