Update: Lira District Officials Arrested By State House Remanded Till 28th September

Update: Lira District Officials Arrested By State House Remanded Till 28th September

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By Spy Uganda

The State House Anti Corruption Unit in liaison with Uganda Police have arraigned Lira District officials in court on charges of abuse of office, conspiracy to defraud & fraudulent procurement of titles on district land.

The two officials have been remanded until 28/09/2022.

The suspects are; Natural Resources Officer Otuke Pabious, and Cartographer, Ogwang Joel who while surveying public land in Lira allegedly left out part of it & processed titles which they allocated to their accomplice Atoo Rebecca.

”The District Staff surveyor is still at large,” says the Unit.

State House Anti Corruption Unit has registered a huge success against corruption and has been able to recover over UGX30 billion in taxpayers’ 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.

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