The Uganda Land Commission chairperson Beatrice Nyakaisiki Byenkya has today been arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court and charged with Abuse of Office.
Byenkya who appeared before Chief Magistrate Joan Aciro denied the charges. She is jointly accused with three Police officers Godfrey Anywar, Titus Wamono, and Edward Turyatunga .
“The accused while employed as the Chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission and police constables respectively at Kampala on January 4, 2022 did in abuse of authority of their offices, willfully obstructed and hindered the lawful search of the office of the chairperson of the Uganda Land Commission, arbitrary acts prejudicial to the interests of their employer, the government of Uganda and Inspectorate of Government,” the prosecutor read the charges.
All the four accused persons however denied the charges but the prosecutors led by Dr.Earnest Katwesigye and Thomas Okoth told court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.
The accused however asked court for bail and trial magistrate Joan Aciro is currently listening to pleadings from both sides on bail.