Justice Abodo named new DPP

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Jane Francis Abodo

President Museveni has appointed High Court judge Jane Frances Abodo as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She replaces Justice Mike Chibita who was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench.

The office of the Clerk to Parliament says Abodo will interact with the MPs on Appointments Committee on April 6, 2020 at 11:30am in the South Committee Room.

The other presidential nominees that are to face the Appointments Committee for approval are; Dr Johnson Byabashaija, whose position as the commissioner general of the Uganda prisons has been renewed together with his deputy, James Mwanje.

Others are; the new deputy governor Bank of Uganda, Dr Michael Atingi-Ego, Irene Segawa Karugonjo as the chairperson of the newly created Leadership Code Tribunal, Asuman Kiyingi as the deputy chairperson of the same tribunal, Jane Okelowange, Didas Bakunzi Mufasha and Joyce Nalunga Birimumaaso; all as members of the new Leadership Code Tribunal.

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Who is Abodo?

Justice Abodo was appointed judge in February 2018 and posted to the Criminal Division of the High Court where she has been until her new appointment.

Before her appointment as High Court judge, Abodo was Senior Assistant DPP and headed the Anticorruption desk of the DPP.

Prior to joining the bench, she was a state prosecutor specialising in white collar and cybercrime.

She holds a Master of Laws from Trinity College Dublin (2016).

In 2015, Abodo was recognized by the Uganda Law Society (ULS) as the best prosecutor of the year.

Her office boasted of the highest conviction rates in Uganda.

While at the office of the DPP, for eight years, she headed prosecution arm of the Anti-Corruption Court.

She started as a pupil state attorney before moving to senior state attorney, principal then attorney principal to senior assistant DPP.

She handled the murder of singer Mowzey Radio.

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