By Spy Reporter
Kampala: Police’s Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID) headed by AIP Grace Akullo has taken over investigations into the multibillion Bank of Uganda (BoU)Procurement scandal.
This was revealed Monday morning by police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, who said Akullo had now been assigned to ensure the investigation is thoroughly conducted to leave no stone unturned. However, Enanga did not give details on the scandal but hinted that several workers within the Bank of Uganda, and the Customs department at Entebbe International Airport have already been interrogated. The investigations were started last week by State House Anti-Corruption unit head Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, who raided bank of Uganda offices with her team and arrested several officials suspected to have been involved in money laundering. There are reports that the issue involves the printing of unauthorized money, which was coming into the country to the tune of Shs90Bn. Uganda prints its money from Germany.
Reports indicate that some of the officials at the Central Bank wanted to fleece part of the money that was coming into the country. However, these are allegations that hadn’t been either verified or refuted by the Bank Officials by the time Enanga revealed that Akullo is taking over investigations into the matter. The Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile indicated in a statement issued on Friday that the investigation was dictated by an anomaly in the inventory identified during the verification of a consignment that was received in April. Mutebile made no mention of the persons involved in the scandal but added that the matter had been referred to the Anti-Corruption Unit for investigations. According to another statement signed by Lt. Col. Nakalema, several officials had already been detained by Friday because of the scandal. Enanga told journalists Monday ,morning that the police have six people in custody over the scandal and they are to help with the investigations. Some of these include among others the Director Banking, Director Legal services and Auditors. We shall keep you updated about this multibillions scam as details come in. Stay tuned!