A team of detectives from the Inspectorate of Government-IG picked up the suspects from their offices on Tuesday afternoon. The IG Spokesperson, Munira Ali confirmed the trio’s arrest, saying they face charges of abuse of office and mismanagement of public funds among other cases.
The funds from government are meant to finance the completion of facilities at the faculty of education. Construction of the facilities which include lecture rooms and the administration block had previously stalled due to lack of funds.
The vacant posts include headteacher, deputy headteacher, education officers for arts and sciences, assistant education officers, bursars, steno secretaries, enrolled nurse, laboratory and library assistants.
The students on Monday held a peaceful demonstration demanding that the school authorities reverse their decisions to allow them access mobile phones for research since the institution Computer laboratory is ill-equipped.
Cyrus Tusiime, the Guild President, says that the fire destroyed stationery, graduation gowns, gloves and the ceiling. Tusiime says that their efforts to put off the fire were fruitless because they have two small fire extinguishers.
Elias Nuwagaba, the former personal assistant to Makerere University Vice Chancellor has said he wants the university officials involved in his attempted eviction from the house to pay his lost property.