By Our Reporter
The bodyguard and driver of the Bank of Uganda’s embattled former Executive Director for Supervision, Ms Justin Bagyenda have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over neglecting their duty.
The duo; Beatrice Kyambadde a resident of Makerere Kavule zone and Charles Moro a resident of Kamwokya Kifumbira zone were on Thursday this week detained by the parliamentary COSASE committee after discovering that they lied about their movements on the day they sneaked mysterious bags out of the Central Bank in total breach of the Bank’s security system.
The two were this afternoon produced before Kampala City Hall court and each denied the offence of neglect of duty
Kyambadde appeared before Grade one magistrate Patrick Talisuna while Moro was presented before magistrate Beatrice Kainza.
The 2 applied for bail and produced sureties including neighbours, church members and in-laws but they were all remanded to prison until December 6 to enable the State Prosecutor ably respond to their bail application.
The duo had argued that in March 2018 when they picked Bagyenda from the airport, they drove straight to the Central Bank, contrary to details contained in the vehicle tracking record which showed that the team had parked in Kiswa, Bugolobi for about 2hours.
While appearing before the Committee yesterday Ms Bagyenda apologized for missing committee meetings and begged the committee to release her bodyguard and driver.
The committee chairperson Mr Addu Katuntu rejected her request and reminded her that it’s a criminal offence to lie while on oath.
“It is a matter of police and DPP,” Mr Katuntu said.
Some of the banks whose alleged fraudulent sale is being investigated by parliament include; Teeffe Bank, Global Trust Bank, Greenland Bank and the recent Crane Bank.