Bribery Attempt Defeated as Two Suspects Detained for Influencing Case

The West Nile Region Territorial Police, in collaboration with Arua Vuira CPS, currently holds two suspects in custody for attempting to bribe a police officer on duty at Arua Vuira CPS on April 14, 2024, around 4:30 PM. The suspects are identified as Ajikia Annet, a 28-year-old resident of Nyio village, and Nyakuta Brian, a 22-year-old motorcycle taxi rider, also from Nyio village in Arua district.

Investigations reveal that on December 17, 2023, the suspects, along with others, were involved in the murder of their relative Arijule Alido and Onzima Innocent, as well as other clan members. Subsequently, they destroyed his properties, including burning down his house, and disposed of his body in a pit latrine. After committing the crime, they fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but returned upon learning about the transfer of the former OC CID, D/ASP Maloba Moses. They raised Ugx 2 million to bail out the prime suspect, Onzima Innocent, who was apprehended on April 12, 2024. In an attempt to sabotage the case, they tried to bribe the new OC CID, D/ASP Kalinaki Japhar.

Bribing law enforcement officials to obstruct justice is a criminal offense and should be condemned. Instead, individuals facing charges are encouraged to seek legal representation to address their legal issues.

The Police commend the OC CID of Arua Vuira CPS for their unwavering stance against bribery. The badge of a police officer signifies not only authority but also carries immense responsibility and trust. Officers who uphold their duties with integrity and honesty demonstrate the true essence of law enforcement. The public expects and deserves unbiased and transparent services from law enforcement officers, and the Police will continue to rely on such dedicated individuals to uphold the integrity of their work.

The two suspects are now held accountable for attempting to bribe a police officer.