Ogweng, whose arrest was sanctioned by Lt Col. Edith Nakalema, the Commandant of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit last week, is wanted for commissioning and supervising the handover of a contract for the management of Lira Coronation Park to Saving Grace Investment in disregard of procurement laws.
Last week, the suspects’ lawyers Humphrey Tumwesigye and Simon Peter Musangala from Musangala Advocates & Solicitors said they were taken by surprise and accused the State Attorney of smuggling in new evidence to pin the accused.
Records at Hoima Central Police Station show that twenty cases of robbery have been reported in the past two weeks while seven people have been hit and critically injured by iron bar hit men in different parts of Hoima town.
The arrests were made during early morning protests by the taxi operators, disputing an injunction on the election of their leaders. The operators staged roadblocks in Kitooro, Katabi, Abayita Ababiri, and Broadway, Kawuku and Namulanda paralyzing business and transport along the road.
The intervention follows fears that 63 pupils who sat their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) at Butaaya Primary School in 2015 might fail to register for O’ level because of missing pass slips. Available information indicates that the pass slips were stolen during a break-in at the District Education Office in 2017.