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Bamugemereire Commission rocked by data stealing scandal as statistician is remanded to Luzira

Mr Wilfred Nsubuga, the Land commission’s statistician has been remanded to Luzira prison by Anti-Corruption Court until Friday July 26. (PML Daily PHOTO)

KAMPALA- The Anti-Corruption Court has charged and remanded a statistician working with the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters Mr Wilfred Nsubuga over allegations of abuse of Office, Corruption and unauthorized disclosure of Information contrary to the Computer Misuse Act.

Nsubuga has appeared before Grade One Magistrate Peter Fred Lachomin and denied the charges.

Court heard that between February and July this year, Nsubuga while in performance of his duties at the Land Probe Commission where he is charged with developing and managing the complaints Data Base, in abuse of his authority disclosed confidential information on two file numbers registered at the Commission, with the aim of helping them complainants to have their files expeditiously resolved in their favour, an act the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters.

It is further alleged that Nsubuga used contents of the said files belonging to the Commission, for his benefit.

The IGG Thomas Okoth informed Court that investigations in this case are still going on, while Nsubuga was represented by Lawyer Ronald Bogezi.

Magistrate Lachomin remanded Wilfred Nsubuga to Luzira Prison until Thursday July 26 this Week to apply for bail before the Anticorruption court’s Chief Magistrate Agnes Alum.

Nsubuga’s luck fell out last week on Friday when he was arrested by detectives in Wandegeya after being tipped that he has been spying on the commission’s activities and leaking information to land grabbers especially government officials.

“We have invested a lot of time and money to get you when we learnt that we had a rat leaking our classified and investigated information to land grabbers, we got you Mr. Nsubuga,” said Daglous Sigiza the commission’s secretary who was among the team which arrested Nsubuga.

One of the detectives who arrested Nsubuga revealed that he (Nsubuga) has been leaking the commission’s whistleblowers’ information to land grabbers especially in the government. He said that after the government land grabbers received the information, they would harass the whistleblowers and many have lost their jobs.

Our credible source within the commission revealed to us that last week, they were ordered by their bosses to make sure that they get the person who has been leaking their classified information to land grabbers. He said that from then, they started spying on each other.

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