Omoro District Engineer Arrested For Abuse of Office

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The Omoro district engineer Patrick Obwoya was on Monday arrested by officials from the Inspectorate of Government (IG) on allegations of abuse of office and misuse of government property.

Obwoya was arrested together with one of the district drivers “a grader operator” identified as Monex Otim and immediately transported to Kampala.

They are being accused of using the Omoro local government wheel loader registration number UG 2025W for private work.

According to IG, the two in May last year diverted a wheel loader that was sent to work in Bobi Sub County to work in a private land belonging to Joe Lamony Francis in Awere Sub County in Pader district.

According to the 1995 Uganda constitution, any person who, being employed in a public body or a company in which the Government has shares, does or directs to be done an arbitrary act prejudicial to the interests of his or her employer or of any other person, in abuse of the authority of his or her office, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding seven years.

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