Judiciary reacts on remanded appointed Magistrate

The Judiciary has emphasized that they will not employ Mr. Ammari Musa Ssemwogerere one of the newly appointed Grade one Magistrate who was arrested for impersonation.


Law Development Center (LDC) on Friday revealed that on 26th July 2023, they found an impostor by the names Semwogerere Ammaart. Allas Mukisa Anthony for fraudulently sitting an exomination for one of the Bar Course students, named Mutonyi Irene at the Law Development Centre (LDC) Lira Campus.

“We reported the matter to the Police and he has been charged with two counts of forgery, one count of impersonation and remanded to prison til 3rd August 2023. We will ensure that this cose is prosecuted fuly to its conclusion, including all other culpable persons.” Remarked Frank Nigel Othembi , Director LDC.

He further added that the issue has been brought to the attention of the Judicial Service Commission and the

Judiciary. “We will ensure that this cose is prosecuted fuly to its conclusion, including all other culpable persons.”

On the other side the Judiciary has clarified on the issue and emphasized that Mr. Musa (accused) will not be employed in the Judicial Service

According to the Chief Registrar, Her Worship Sarah Langa Siu, the Judiciary is finalizing the appointment process of the said officers after which they will be sworn in.

She added that among the core principles in the Code of Conduct for judicial Officers is integrity a bedrock to the proper discharge of the Judicial Office.

“The Judiciary reiterates its commitment in upholding its core values of Independence, impartiality, transparency, professionalism, integrity, and Accountability.”

Mr Ssemwogerere Ammaari Musa was appointed a Judicial Officer on June 12, 2023 by the Judicial Service Commission alongside 86 other persons to the position of Magistrate Grade One on probation.

On Friday, Ssemwogerere was remanded to Lira Main Prison having been charged at the Lira Chief Magistrates Court on two counts of uttering a false document contrary to Section 351 of the Penal Code Act and Impersonation contrary to Section 38l of the Penal Code Act.












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