EC Village Verification

They are supposed to sanction cases of misdemeanor including corruption but Mubende Resident State Attorney Patrick Obbo Oneko, is in court battling charges of soliciting a bribe of Shs500.000.
Obbo Oneko, who was released on a cash bail of Shs1.5 million on May 8, allegedly asked for the money from a one Francis Kituula of Kiganda in Mubende district, in exchange for non-prosecution of the latter’s brother-in-law, Gordon Muwange, who is accused of murder.
The Prosecutor appeared before Grade One Magistrate Susan Okeny of the Anti-corruption Court and denied the charges after which he presented three sureties, who were bonded at a non-cash bond of Shs50 million each.
It is said that on or around April 30 Obbo Oneko of Mubende DPP’s office asked for the said money, which landed him in trouble with the law on May 5, when he was allegedly caught receiving the bribe. He was detained and charges preferred against him vide file number MBD CRB 621/2015.
Mr Yusuf Kiwanda, the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) officer prosecuting the case had earlier sought the leave court to stop Obbo Oneko from accessing his office, a request that was not granted, with the magistrate directing Mr Kiwanda to contact both the DPP and IGG offices for further directions.
However, the suspect was ordered to deposit his passport with court, while the case resumes on May 21.