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UWA bosses arrested over 1,340.6kg of Ivory

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The Inspectorate of Government has arrested four officials of Uganda Wildlife Authority over the loss of 1,340.6 kilograms of Ivory.

According to the charge sheet, the four officers will be charged tomorrowat Anti Corruption Court with abuse of office and corruption contrary to sections 11(1) and (2) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2009.

The four arrested are Moses Sikuku, Head Ranger at UWA, John Lapeyo, Armory Clerk, Moses Olinga, Armory Clerk and Prosper Wasike, Assistant Warden Enforcement UWA.

“Moses Sikuku, John Lopeyo, Moses Olinga and Prosper Wasike between 2009 and 2014, being employed at Uganda Wildlife Authority offices at Kampala as Head of Ranger, Armory Clerk, Warden Enforcement and Assistant  Enforcement respectively did in the abuse of their office  an arbitrary act of prejudicial to the interest of their employer when they were charged with custody of Ivory at Uganda Wildlife Authority  offices Kampala but failed to account for the loss of Ivory weighing 1,340.65kg” reads the charge sheet signed by Sarah Birungi head Legal Affairs and the Inspector General of Government, Justice Irene Mulyagonja.

The Inspectorate of Government says the four corruptly neglected their respective duties when they were charged with custody of ivory but subsequently failed to account for the loss of 1,340.65 kilograms of ivory.

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