Jackson Muhwezi, the Ishaka-Bushenyi Municipality treasurer has
been arrested for forgery and withdrawing money from the municipal bank account.
Muhwezi was picked by police officers from his home in Mazinga Ward Nyakabirizi
Division on Thursday.
Muhwezi's arrest comes a month after he was interdicted on the orders of the
Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi. This was after Ishaka Bushenyi
Municipal councillors petitioned his office to intervene in allegations of
corruption and abuse of office at the municipal council.
Muhwezi is alleged to have forged the signature of the former town
clerk Rwavu Kiwanuka and withdrew 91 Million Shillings.
Martial Tumusiime, the Greater Bushenyi police spokesperson, says that
the file was opened last week and Muhwezi summoned to record a statement but
skipped the summons leading to his arrest.
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Muhwezi and Deus Nuwagaba, the Engineer Ishaka -Bushenyi Municipal
council are also accused of misusing over 194 million shillings. The funds were
released to Ishaka-Bushenyi municipality by Finance Ministry as an advance for
local revenue in the first quarter of the 2019-2020 financial year.