A 21-year-old man has been thrown in jail on allegations of extorting money from the public claiming he was taking it to the magistrate at Kiboga court in order to obtain favourable court judgements.
Bashir Ssemujju was identified by Kiboga Police as a driver and a resident of Kabutemba village in Kiboga town.
A Police statement presented in court on Wednesday revealed that Ssemujju had dragged the name of Kiboga Grade One Magistrate, Ronald Nsobya Kamya, into his alleged dirty schemes of cheating from unsuspecting public.
His luck ran out when a one, Allen Nabulime, of Kiboga town council suspected the magistrate had not received the sh830,000 bribe.
Nabulime allegedly approached the magistrate to confirm receiving payment, but the magistrate advised her to involve Police.
Ssemujju was arrested early this week and was subsequently charged.
Appearing before Magistrate Nsobya, he denied the charges and was remanded to Kiboga Prison until Oct 16, when he will appear for further mention of the case.
Nsobya advised court users to be careful and always seek services from the court staff in case they feel need for help.
“All court services which are paid for are receipted and the money is banked, therefore, be careful because criminals use your ignorance to defraud you”, he said.