The Anti-corruption court in Kampala has granted bail to state prosecutor Simon Kigwana who is charged with two counts of corruption.
Kigwana, 48, is a state attorney from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution attached to the Nabweru Chief Magistrate's court. He was granted cash bail of Shs 1 million while his four sureties were each granted a non-cash bond of Shs 20 million. They are; Betty Abenakyo, Esther Mbidde, Jessy Mugero and Christopher Mugero.
Kigwana’s lawyer James Kiiza told court presided by the Grade One magistrate Sarah Namusobya that the suspect is still innocent until proven guilty. He also argued that it is his constitutional right to apply foår bail. State prosecutor Annet Asingwire had no objections to Kigwana’s bail application.
Prosecution alleges that on May 14th, 2019, Kibwana while at Nabweru Chief Magistrate’s court directly solicited a bribe of Shs 6 million from a one Odavious Kasumba and Zam Ndagire.
The bribe was reportedly made in exchange for him (Kigwana) to object to a bail application of Abdu Jaggwe, a suspect charged with the offence of threatening violence before the same court.
The prosecution further contends that Kibwana had solicited and received Shs 200,000 as part of the six million he had solicited for. Kigwana was last week caught red handed with the said bribe by the operatives from State House Anti-corruption unit. He will now return to court on June, 18 to be informed on the status of investigations.