Area residents led by Moses Kyobe said that the building which was still under construction collapsed at around midnight and trapped five people, all builders at the same site. However, only one body was recovered from the debris, alongside mobile phones believed to belong to the rest of the builders.
The was unearthed as part of the investigations into the embezzlement of 11 out of the 25 billion Shillings which was released by the Ministry of Finance as a revolving fund to improve the welfare of teachers in government schools. To qualify for the loans, one needed to be on the government payroll with no other loan from any other financial institution.
Michael Longole, the Karamoja Region police spokesperson confirmed the arrest of the officer, describing his conduct as unacceptable. According to Longole, the officer acted outside his jurisdiction since investigations were still ongoing.
Muhereza 25, a former Entertainment Minister at Bishop Barham College of Uganda Christian University was reportedly picked up from an unspecified Pump fuel station in Banda in Kampala by plain-clothed men who identified themselves as security officers.
Ochola has directed the force’s human rights and legal directorate to ensure that every policeman accused of using excessive force towards civilians should be charged in Civil or Criminal courts so that they can serve as an example to others.
A detective privy to this matter told URN on condition of anonymity that Opendi revealed that Mbasa was coordinating a racket of street children who use pliers and other sharp objects to pluck number plates from vehicles normally parked along streets for long hours.
Last week, rumours started doing rounds that UPDF troops deployed in Equatorial Guinea under the Ugandan Military and Mentoring Team-UMTMT had threatened to revolt against their contingent commander, Col. James Kato Kalyebara for alleged mistreatment, discrimination, suspension and expulsion of their colleagues over small matters.