KAMPALA – The Directorate of CID has charged to court the District Registration Officer –NIRA, attached to Kole district, for alleged abuse of office.
It is alleged that in the year 2001, while deployed in Kole district as the District Registration Officer, with all the necessary registration kit, a one Asiimwe Fabby Innocent, without authorisation moved the registration kit from Kole district to Kampala and used it to register people, outside his jurisdiction contrary to NIRA procedures and guidelines.
The kit was used to register both Ugandan and Foreign Nationals, most of whom, are said to have presented forged documents at the time of registration.
It is said that Slsome of the registered persons were registered during late hours of the night, contrary to NIRA guidelines.
Prosecution notes that much as the suspect could have pursued the abuse of office for profit, such crimes are often means to other ends, such as terrorism, money laundering and trafficking in persons.
The suspect is tried by the Anti-corruption division at Kololo, for Abuse of Office C/S 11(1) of the Anti-corruption Act, as amended.