By Spy Uganda
The State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police has arrested Gulu City officials for minting millions of shillings from different companies illegally.
The arrested officials are Okot Denis Rurwenger- CFO, Odokonyera George Aton-Accountant, Kidega George Nicholas-Former Ag.CFO, Okwera Denis, Otema Bosco accountant &Treasurer of Pece Laroo division & Ocen Mark.
The team was arrested for the theft of over UGX 200m which they illegally collected from Wa General Traders and Gulu City Livestock cooperative Saving & Credit LTD, both being local revenue contractors of the City Abattoirs, Street Parking, Loading and Offloading fees.
The Unit says the group was demanding money from the local contractors through illegal procedures, issuing fake receipts and avoiding the right procedure of the Integrated Revenue System (IRS) which deprives both Gulu City and the government of the said revenue.
Talking to journalists, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit Communications Officer Emmanuel Bunya revealed that the arrests have followed days of investigations conducted after a tip-off from whistle-blowers.