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Lira Municipal Deputy Town Clerk Surrenders To CID

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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.
Patrick Ogweng the Lira Municipality Deputy Town Clerk-file photo
The Lira Municipal Deputy Town Clerk, Patrick Ogweng has handed himself to the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kibuli, Kampala. 

Ogweng is among Lira Municipal officials wanted by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit for alleged embezzlement and corrupt practices.

 

He was picked up by a team of detectives attached to the unit around St. Kizito Primary in Lira town on Monday afternoon but managed to escape.  

It is alleged that after his arrest, Ogweng asked the detectives to allow him grab some tablets from the Reproductive Health Uganda clinic along Obote Avenue and left them in his vehicle.

He didn’t return until Tuesday morning when he presented himself to the Criminal Investigations Directorate headquarters in Kampala where he recorded a statement.  

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.

He is among several public officials picked up the unit following public hearings in Lira, Alebtong, Dokolo and Amolatar districts on various corruption allegations.   

Nakalema has ordered for the immediate transfer of Fred Walter Minyang, a councilor at Lira Municipal council. 

Minyang was arrested on Monday for allegedly threatening violence against one of the residents identified as Mike Adoko whom he accuses of supplying overwhelming evidences against him to the unit.    

Prior to his arrest on Monday, Minyang was first interrogated and detained for forging letters but was released on police bond. 

Mike Ogwal, the Kakoge Parish councilor is excited about the arrest of the officials, saying it will serve as lessons to other corrupt officials.

The officials are accused of flouting procurement procedures, commissioning and conducting illegal transactions on behalf of the council.  

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