KAMPALA – Following the recent scandalous events at Bank of Uganda (BoU) that rocked the nation this week – the long-awaited list of the culprits has finally been released.
Dr. Natamba Bazinzi, the Director Board Affairs at BoU is one of the officials, the other accomplices are Carol Nankabirwa, Mr. Milton Baruku and Julie Piloyo.
The implicated quartet was named in a statement listing the arrests which was posted on Saturday morning.
Anti-Corruption authorities this week arrested the top Bank of Uganda officials on suspicions of swindling public funds that has since put the Central Bank under intense public scrutiny.
The Executive Director of the government Media Centre, Mr Ofwono Opondo confirmed that grilled officials are directors in charge of currency, procurement as well as security.
Others arrested in the same financial rip-off include; customs officials, airport police officers,Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff among others.
“We are inquiring why the BoU officials who were using a chartered plane had to go through the normal procedure,” wondered Mr. Opondo.
These are among other Bank officials that have been grilled by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI), ISO,CID among other bodies as the State House Anti-Corruption Unit investigates Bank of Uganda officials in connection with procurement of classified items.
Apparently a top official at the Central Bank has rebutted reports that Deputy Governor Dr. Louis Kasekende was involved and under arrest.
“…that is false. The Deputy Governor is in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, attending the AfDB (African Development Bank) Annual General Meeting,” a source noted.
The Police Criminal Investigations Director Grace Akullo is leading the special investigation into the affairs of troubled Central Bank.