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Hon. Lady Judge Jane Frances Abodo has assumed her position as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today April 22, 2020. This follows her recent appointment by His Excellency the President Y.K. Museveni as the DPP after the Hon. Justice Mike Chibita was elevated to Justice of the Supreme Court of Uganda.

 

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Published: April 23, 2020

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Justice Abodo was appointed High Court Judge on March 23, 2018. She has been attached to the High Court’s Criminal Division and she’s the Focal-Point Person of Judiciary’s Plea Bargain Programme — an initiative used to fight case backlog in criminal cases, as well as decongest prisons.

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 as the best prosecutor of the year. Her office boasted of the highest conviction rates in Uganda.

For eight years she has headed the prosecution arm of the Anti-Corruption Court – as area that has not had integrity issues during her time.

Over time, Abodo has also grown through the ranks. She started as a pupil state attorney before moving to senior state attorney, then attorney principal and now to senior assistant DPP.

 

 

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Published: April 2, 2020

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Thursday, 02 April 2020 16:08

Justice Abodo appointed as new DPP

 

KAMPALA – President Museveni has appointed High Court Judge Jane Frances Abodo as the new Director of Public Prosecution.

 

Justice Abodo is taking over from Justice Mike Chibita who has been serving as the DPP since 2013 and was appointed supreme court judge recently.

Justice Abodo who was a former senior state attorney was appointed as high court judge in 2019. She has previously worked at the Directorate of Public Prosecution.

 

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Published: April 2, 2020

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