The State House Anti-Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police has arrested two fraudsters who were impersonating State House officials to push their dirty deals.
The suspects are Turyarugayo Edward aka Charles Ocom and Babibaasa Frankline aka Maj. Muhindo. They have since been arraigned at Mwanga II Chief Magistrates Court on charges of Impersonation, Forgery, and Uttering False Documents.
The duo has since been remanded until 27/07/2022.
It is alleged that the two suspects allegedly impersonated officers of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, forging documents purporting to be originating from the Unit’s Head Brig. Gen. Henry Isoke to different district leaders with the intention to defraud them.
State House Anti Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion tax payers’ money through prosecutions, and other measures used to compel corrupt officials to refund embezzled public funds.
The Unit has so far investigated different public servants for graft, including members of parliament, accounting officers, security personnel, and directors of several government agencies and commissions among other gov’t big fish.
In addition to the above, the Unit has also ensured the safe return of over 600 Ugandans stranded after being trafficked to Arab countries. It has also conclusively investigated over 10,000 cases and interdicted over 200 government workers from public offices.
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 that complaints raised by citizens are resolved.
The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to the Anti-Corruption issues.