DPP Abodo vows to wipe out corruption in govt agencies

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DPP Justice Abodo vows to wipe out corruption in govt agencies.

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Justice Jane Frances Abodo has pledged a huge fight against corruption in the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions by streamlining the case handling system, fighting corruption, and ensuring speedy trials.

Justice Abodo, who replaced Justice Mike Chibita, said amidst new challenges, she is ready to do all the best to serve the public interest.

In a meeting held with Eng Sewaava Mukasa the National communications Assistant in the office of the NRM chairman, Justice Abodo noted that

“In the short term she has been in office a lot has been achieved and more will be achieved, we have made good use of the staff we currently have”, she said.

Justice Abodo also pledged to work with the existing staff to deal with high terrorism crime popping up in the country.

With the emergence of high terrorism crime, Justice Abodo vowed that she will ensure a speedy trial of all those arrested is also proposing that it is high time we get started on developing internal capacity to prosecute these complex crimes.

Justice Abodo said that she would reduce the case backlog by initially weeding out minor offenses.

Eng Sewaava a blue-eyed boy of President Museveni praised Justice Abodo’s brilliant record in fighting for the common man without any fear.

He praised Justice Abodo for being bold and not fearing to single out government officials in corruption-related cases.

On Whistle-Blowers, Justice Abodo called for the protection of whistleblowers who play a big part in revealing corrupt officials but due to their safety, they fear to testify against them.

Justice Abodo joined the ODPP as a pupil State Attorney and rose to the rank of Senior Assistant DPP. She headed the Anti-Corruption Department for 8 years and successfully handled very high profile corruption-related cases including the pension case of 88 billion Uganda Shilling 3, against Jimmy Lwamafa, and others. In 2015, she was recognized by the Uganda Law Society as the best female prosecutor of the year. SI- e left an exceptional record when she crossed over to the Judiciary in March 2018.

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