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First BoU probe casualties! Bagyenda’s body guard, driver charged with neglect of duty, remanded

Juliet Adikolet, driver of embattled former BoU Director of Supervision, Ms Justine Bagyenda, been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over neglecting duty (Photo by Racheal Agaba)

KAMPALA – The bodyguard and driver of the Bank of Uganda’s embattled former executive director for Supervision, Ms Justin Bagyenda have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over neglecting their duty.

The duo; Beatrice Kyambadde a resident of Makerere Kavule zone and Charles Moro a resident of Kamwokya Kifumbira zone were on Thursday this week detained by the parliamentary COSASE committee discovering that they lied about their movements on the day they sneaked mysterious bags out of the Central Bank in total breach of the Bank’s security system.

These have this afternoon been produced before Kampala City Hall court and each denied the offence of neglect of duty

Kyambadde has appeared before Grade one magistrate Patrick Talisuna while Moro was presented before magistrate Beatrice Kainza.

Some of the banks whose alleged fraudulent sale is being investigated by parliament include; Teeffe Bank, Global Trust Bank, Greenland Bank and the recent Crane Bank.

The 2 applied for bail and produced sureties including neighbours, church member and in-laws but they were all remanded to prison until the December 6 to enable the state prosecutor ably respond to their her bail application.

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(L-R) Juliet Adikolet (bodyguard) Job Turyahebwa (driver), Beatrice Kyambadde and Charles Omoro take oath at Parliament recently.  Juliet and Job Turyahebwa have been charged and remanded to Luzira prison over neglecting their duty (PML Daily PHOTO)

The duo had argued that in March 2018 when they picked Bagyenda from the airport, they drove straight to the Central Bank, contrary to details contained in the vehicle tracking record which showed that the team had parked in Kiswa, Bugolobi for about 2hours.

While appearing before the Committee yesterday Ms Bagyenda apologized for missing committee meetings and begged the committee to release her bodyguard and driver.

The committee chairperson Mr Addu Katuntu rejected her request and reminded her that it’s a criminal offence to lie while on oath.

“It is a matter of police and DPP,” Mr Katuntu said.

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