BY SAM ALFAN.
Former National Youth Service (NYS) Deputy Director Clare Lwali Chaddah has been acquitted.
She was accused of abuse of office and corruption soon after Former Devolution PS Peter Mangiti and 23 others were charged with the NYS scandal.
PS Mangiti and the 23 others were acquitted for lack of evidence.
Chief Magistrate Kennedy Bidali who read the judgement on behalf of Magistrate Felix Kombo said, “I am therefore satisfied that the accused person has exculpated herself inrespect of the charge and I shall acquit her under Section 215 of the Criminal Procedure Code.”
He added that Section 178 of the public procurement and asset disposal act of 2015 provides that “No person shall, in his personal capacity be liable in civil or criminal proceedings in respect for any act or omission done in good faith in the performance of his/her duties.