KAMPALA — Four Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) officials who were arrested on Thursday in food relief procurement scandal have been transferred to Special Investigations Unit in Kireka for further questioning.
Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said the Special Investigations Unit is working closely with State House Anti Corruption Unit of Lt. Col Nakalema to unearth the illegal dealings including inflating food prices and stealing food and other government properties by officials.
The group that includes PS Ms. Christine Guwatudde Kintu, the Under Secretary Mr. Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner Procurement Mr. Fred Lutimba, and the Commissioner disaster management Mr. Martin Owor, spent a night in different police units before they were transferred to SIU Kireka.
Mr. Enanga said the investigators have since brought in handwriting experts from the police’s department of forensics to further scrutinise the many documents that are involved.
The group is accused of inflating food prices for the COVID-19 relief programme. Since the Easter Holiday has just began, Enanga said group is likely to as spend the holidays in coolers at Kiraka.
“You may find that some of those public offices under the criminal justice are not working. So, we shall be looking at the case immediately after Easter.”