The Buganda Road Magistrate's Court

William Echwenyu, a former Intelligence Officer at Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), has today been sentenced to two years in prison for forgery and uttering false documents.

Appearing before Buganda Road Magistrate Gladys Kamasanyu, Echenyu was convicted on three charges.

Prosecution alleges that during investigations that were carried by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Echenyu forged a letter claiming it was written by the IGG, ordering UWA to reinstate and promote him, pay school fees (for his children) and clear all his withheld salary arrears.

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On suspecting fraudulent conduct, the then UWA Executive Director reportedly contacted the IGG who denied having issued any directives to that effect.

Following IGG’s submission on the matter, Echwenyu was arrested, tried and remand to Luzira prison, where he has been since October 5, 2017.