Justice Cheborion noted that it does not matter who originates the request for an audit where the Auditor General’s report is made. Once undertaken by the Auditor General, he immediately owns the audit and must submit a report to Parliament.
Patrick Lule, the Acting Savannah Regional Police Spokesperson says that some of the officers are facing administrative sanctions whereas others have appeared before courts to defend themselves in criminal cases.
The Court has heard that Ocen, Otike and Eramu using their respective offices and others still at large between the month of June 2019 and January 2020 at Lira District abused their offices and authority by giving away the district land located at Plot 41 Church Road Lira Municipality to Peter Okodo.
Patrick Baguma was arrested on Monday afternoon from Kihande cell in the central division of Masindi Municipality by detectives from Masindi central police station who immediately whisked him to Masindi central police station.
They were arrested on Wednesday on the orders of Peter Ogwang, the State Minister for Economic Monitoring in the Office of the President for corruption and negligence of duties.
The others are Deogratius Byakagaba, the district Education officer and Hillary Agondeze, the district water Engineer.
" Why would a doctor be sent to prison for having used money for staff houses to build an intensive Care Unit? That Officer should face only administrative disciplinary measures such as demotion, not criminal proceedings for alleged corruption", said Kakuru.
Justice Margaret Tibulya delivered the verdict after finding Etuusa guilty of fraudulently procured Exxon Contractors Limited, JAALC (U) Limited and Juliet Mirembe of EPRC Restaurant to provide phone custody services and food vending services respectively during the 67th graduation ceremony.
On Tuesday, they appeared in the High Court before Justice Margaret Tibulya, weeks after they had been sent there for trial by the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Sarah Namusobya who didn't have jurisdictions to try them.