A newly appointed Magistrate, Ammaari Musa Semwogerere has been arrested for posing and dressing as a woman to sit for exams for his girlfriend at the Law Development Centre (LDC) in Lira, Uganda.
According to local media, Semwogerere was promoted to the rank of grade one magistrate by the Judicial Service Commission two weeks ago.
Semwogerere, also fondly known as Mukisa Anthony, was caught red-handed on Friday, 28 July 2023 while writing exams for his girlfriend, Irene Mutonyi. The accused has been charged with two counts of forgery and remanded to prison till 03 August 2023.
Pictures of him dressed as a woman with braided hair have gone viral on social media and stirred reactions.
The Judiciary issued a statement following the incident, saying Semwogerere’s new appointment has been terminated.
Chief Judiciary Registrar Sarah Langa Siu, said among the core principles in the Code of Conduct for judicial officers is integrity, terming it a bedrock to the proper discharge of the judicial office.