Arrested By State House Anti Corruption Unit, Soroti District Engineer Charged Over Conspiracy To Defraud

Arrested By State House Anti Corruption Unit, Soroti District Engineer Charged Over Conspiracy To Defraud

By Spy Uganda

State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police in Soroti have arraigned Mr. Ocung Denis, the Acting District Engineer, Soroti District Local Government before the Anti-corruption Court on charges of abuse of office & conspiracy to defraud.

The charges are in relation to the implementation of the UGX394M project for the construction of a piped water supply scheme in Adamasiko, Ojor parish, Kalie sub county, Soroti District.

”He connived with the contractor M/S Time traders Ltd & paid them UGX24M with no work done. He further abused his office by making the above payment without consulting the project management committee,” says the Unit.

Ocung is jointly charged with Mr. Odeke Ismail, the Director M/S Time Traders Ltd who is still at large.

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The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.

Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.

The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues.

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