Tuesday July 1 2014

IGG appeals against acquittal of UDB boss

The Inspector General of Government

The Inspector General of Government, Ms Irene Mulyagonja. File Photo 


The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Ms Irene Mulyagonja has appealed against the Anti Corruption Court’s decision to acquit the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDB), Ms Patricia Ojangole, who was battling charges of conflict of interest.

The IGG filed her appeal before the Court of Appeal on Monday evening, hours after Ms Ojangole’s acquittal on claims that she is dissatisfied with the whole judgment of the Anti Corruption Court.

On Monday this week, Justice Lawrence Gidudu acquitted Ms Ojangole on grounds that the IGG failed to prove the charges beyond reasonable doubt and that the prosecution evidence instead supported her.

With the new development in court however, it means that Ms Ojangole is still free until the Court of Appeal rules otherwise or maintains her innocence.

The Court of Appeal will at an appropriate time sit and hear the IGG’s appeal and determine whether to maintain her acquittal or fault the trial judge, convict and send her (Ms Ojangole) to jail.