IGG Arrests District Education Officers Over Missing Shs 30M

IGG Arrests District Education Officers Over Missing Shs 30M

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By Hanning Mbabazi

A team of detectives from the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has arrested three officials from Lyantonde District on allegations of abuse of office and mismanagement of public funds.

Medard Byaruhanga, Lyantonde District Education Officer, Anna Byatulinda, District Inspector of School and District Accountant, Chris Businje were arrested from their offices on September 10 over allegations of embezzling 30 Millions’

According to reports, 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.

Ali Munira the IG Spokesperson confirmed the arrest and said, the three face charges of abuse of office and mismanagement of public funds among other cases.

The suspects were later transferred to Kampala central police station and are expected to appear before the Anti-corruption court Wednesday September 11.

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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