Police in Kabale are holding one Aloysius Monday, a staff of Kabale District Local Government for impersonating as a magistrate.
Mr. Monday, was masquerading as a magistrate and soliciting money from different people under the guise of helping them win cases they either filed, or were filed against them in the courts of law.
Kabale Resident District Commissioner Darius Nandinda says up to five people had stormed his office with complaints against the self-styled magistrate. He had collected more than 250, 000 Shillings at the time of his arrest last evening.
Medard Abigaba, one of the victims says that he paid 50,000 Shillings to Monday after he secretly solicited for it as a lunch token which could influence him to hasten his land case. Abigaba says that after paying the money Monday switched off his phones and disappeared.
Kigezi Region Police spokesperson Elly Maate says that the suspect is held at Kabale Police station as investigations into the matter continue.
Last week, Julius Zaribugyire, a Clerk at Kabale Chief Magistrates Court was arrested on allegations of soliciting a bribe of 600,000 Shillings. Zaribugyire was arrested for obtaining the money from Sylvia Kantwiiga, 58, and Ediviana Ninsiima, 34, in order to release Joseph Owomugisha who is on remand at Ndorwa Government Prison on assault charges on court bail.
In September 2013, Margaret Juliet Aguti, a clerk at Serere Magistrates Court was arrested for allegedly soliciting a bribe of 700,000 Shillings from relatives of a suspect to secure his release from detention.