Anti-Corruption Court judge Lawrence Gidudu has pulled out of the second court case in which the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Uganda Development Bank (UDB), Ms Patricia Ojangole, is accused of victimising a whistle-blower, the Daily Monitor has learnt.
According to a highly placed source at the Kololo-based anti-graft court, Justice Gidudu decided to pull out of the second case because he had decided a previous related case in favour of the accused.
About two weeks ago, Justice Gidudu heard and acquitted Ms Ojangole over charges of conflict of interest that she was facing for lack of evidence by the Inspector General of Government.
Ms Ojangole had been accused of influencing her own recruitment process that culminated in her appointment as CEO of the bank in 2012 without disclosing her interest to the board.
Ms Ojangole’s second file has now been reallocated to the head of the court; Justice Paul Kahaibale Mugamba, according to the court’s cause list. He is expected to start hearing this case today.
In this file, Ms Ojangole and other staff allegedly mistreated and victimised Ms Charlotte Mucunguzi, a whistle-blower.