According to a statement released by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, the arrest is in line with investigations into the mismanagement of over 18 billion Shillings in NAGRIC and DB under the watch of the Executive Director Dr Charles Lagu.
The Executive Director of the National Animal Genetic
Resources centre and Data Bank Dr Chales Lagu has been arrested. Dr Langu was arrested on Saturday Afternoon by the State House Anti- Corruption Unit from his home in Mbaguta Cell, Ruharo ward, Kamukuzi
According to a statement released by the State House
Anti-Corruption Unit, the arrest is in line with investigations into the
mismanagement of over 18 billion Shillings in NAGRIC and DB, misappropriation
of funds and fraudulent procurements that led to shoddy
construction works at Kasolwe Stock Farm and Lusenke Stock Farm.
Dr Langu was
briefly held up at Mbarara Central Police station and later transferred to
Kampala in the company of the Officer in Charge of Crime Investigations
Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Region Police Spokesperson said that Dr Charles Lagu and others, still at large, are charged with misappropriation of Funds at NAGRIC&DB in Entebbe.
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Dr Lagu told URN during his arrest that all charges
against him are concocted. He said that they have dealt with land encroachers and
land grabbers who could be working for his downfall, citing fights to reclaim government
land of Njeru in Buikwe, Ruhengere and Nshaara in Nyabushozi.