KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Justice Jane Francis Abodo has dropped charges against Efrance Musimenta Mbagaya, the director of Human Resource and Administration at the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) who has been battling charges of defacing President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s campaign posters
In a withdrawal notice dated 25th January 2021, Abodo indicated no reason for dropping the charges, noting only that it’s her constitutional discretion to do so at any stage of the case.
“This is to inform court that the DPP has decided to discontinue proceedings against Musimenta Mbagaya Efrance Charged with defacement of notice and posters C/S 76 of Presidential Elections Act 2005.” reads part of the withdrawal notice.
The notice was served to Entebbe Chief Magistrates Court which closed the case file.
It is however understood that the DPP was directed by the President himself through his NRM party to withdraw the charges.
Mbagaya was arrested in November by security personnel for her action. In a statement she made at Police, she said she had ordered for the removal of Museveni’s posters from the walls of CAA because the authority is a public institution which is supposed to be non-partisan.