The members are under investigation over the alleged fraud after they allegedly embezzled 29 million Shillings which has been allocated as facilitation for candidates who were contesting for District Councillor seats.
In 2018, unsuspecting members of public including several police officers were fleeced of money by a one Geoffrey Kalele, a resident of Kalitumba, Magada Sub county, Namutumba District when he created and used a Facebook page in the names of the IGP Martin Okoth Ochola, to solicit money from them in the pretense of helping them acquire better offices and promotions.
Twenty nine-year-old Kigenyi Nasser, a service advisor with MTN Uganda and Magembe Henry 37, a salesman have today been granted a cash bail of three million shillings each and ten million shillings non-cash bail to the six sureties, three standing in for each of the suspects. Prosecution told court that in February this year, the suspects conspired to defraud State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza, State Minister for Agriculture Christopher Kibazanga, Western Youth Member of Parliament Mwine Mpaka and businesswoman Mercy Kyakunda.
Jose Jimmy Walamoe Lorwor, the deputy Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Soroti district has been detained by Police, for abuse of office. Lorwor was arrested on Friday afternoon jointly with Jolly Nakiru, the Principal Treasurer of Moroto Municipal Council.
At least 150 small scale business women in Mbaleâ€™s industrial division in Mbale Municipality have been conned of 6 million shillings by their fellow members promising them audience with President Museveni at his country home in Rwakitura.
The Ndagwe sub county chief and cashier stand accused of swindling 17.8 million shillings from the county\'s confers. Paul Nsubuga is the Ndagwe sub county chief in Lwengo district. Flavia Bayega is the sub county cashier.
The Anti Corruption Court is today expected to pass its verdict in a case in which six men including former Permanent Secretary of the Local government ministry John Muhanguzi Kashaka are accused of having a role in the botched procurement deal of 70,000 bicycles meant to be used by village LC1 chairpersons ahead of the 2011 Presidential elections.
Police in Arua in Conjunction with their counterparts in Parliament have arrested four officials from Zombo district after they failed to account for over 3.5 billion shillings advanced for service delivery in the district.
Three people have been arrested by police in Butenga sub-county, Bukomansimbi for misappropriating 37 million shillings belonging to a Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCO) affiliated to Uganda Women\'s Effort to save Orphans (UWESO).
The Guardian, a British paper recently reported that the alleged fraud was detected after Busoga Association claimed to have spent over 198 million shillings to hire consultants to make a bid for a donation from Comic relief.