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IGG Arrests Lyantonde Officials for Alleged Embezzlement Of UGX 30M

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.
10 Sep 2019 21:51

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Three top officers of Lyantonde district are spending the spending the night in police cells for alleged embezzlement of Shillings 30million.  

They are Medard Byaruhanga, Lyantonde District Education Officer Anna Byatulinda, District Inspector of School and District Accountant, Chris Businje.    

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.  

  Preliminary investigations indicate that the suspects embezzled Shillings 30 million that was allocated to the District Education Department for the purchase of text books and went ahead to forge accountability. According to Munira, they received a complaint from a whistle blower indicating that the suspects pocketed the money.  

 

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  The suspects have been transferred to Kampala central police station and are expected to appear before the Anti-corruption court on Wednesday.

Ali Bongo, the Koki ward councilor says Lyantonde district is stuck with the challenge of abuse office and mismanagement of public funds, saying that the trio’s arrest should be an eye opener to all officials involved in such acts.

He cites the example of the former District Engineer, Francis Kiwanuka who was recently interdicted for abuse of office and mismanagement of funds. He thanked the IG for intervening; saying prosecution of the trio should be expedited.   

The arrest comes at a time when police in Lyantonde are investigating circumstances under, which unknown robbers broke into the office of the secretary of the education department and made away with a desktop computer and other documents.

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