Magistrate Arrested For Disguising A Woman To Write Law Exams For His Girlfriend
A newly appointed Magistrate, Musa Semwogerere has been arrested for posing as a woman to sit for exams for his girlfriend at the Law Development Centre (LDC) Lira, Uganda.
According to local media, he was promoted to the rank of grade one magistrate by the Judicial Service Commission two weeks ago.
Semwogerere fondly called Mukisa Anthony was caught red-handed on Friday, July 28, 2023, while writing exams for his girlfriend, Irene Mutonyi.
After the incident, Chief Registrar Sarah Langa Siu, in a statement said Semwogerere will no longer be employed since his offence is contrary to the Penal Code Act and the code of conduct of the judicial officers.
“The Judiciary would like to inform the general public that Mr Ssemwogerere Ammaari Musa, one of the newly recruited Magistrates Grade I will not be employed into the Judiciary Service,” a statement read in part.
It added: “Earlier today Mr 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 381 of the Penal Code Act. The Judiciary reiterates its commitment in upholding its core values of independence, impartiality, transparency, professionalism, integrity, and accountability.”
Semwogerere fondly called Mukisa Anthony was caught red-handed on Friday, July 28, 2023 while writing exams for his girlfriend, Irene Mutonyi.
The accused has been charged with two counts of forgery and remanded to prison till August 3. Pictures of him dressed as a woman have gone viral on social media and stirred reactions.