Minister Nandutu Hands Herself to Police

The Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs Hon. Agnes Nandutu has finally handed herself over to Kibuli Criminal Investigations Directorate- CID to be investigated over Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

Nandutu had initially failed to show up to CID headquarters on Monday and Friday after police summons.

Speaking to the press at Naguru on Monday, Fred Enanga- the Police Spokesperson cited that Nandutu who failed to respond to the summons that required her to report to CID headquarters in Kibuli last week was risking being arrested if she doesn’t hand herself to the forces.

“Last Friday, we summoned Agnes Nandutu, to reappear at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters to clarify certain additional areas of inquiry but she did not turn up,” Mr Enanga said.

“We would like to inform all persons subjected to investigation to please cooperate with the task team of investigators. The information that we require can help either prove the allegations against you or disprove the allegations that have been put against them,” he added.

Enanga says that most of the investigations on the iron sheets scandal have been completed but the investigating team is conducting some background traces after missing out on some of the witnesses.

Nandutu becomes the third minister to be charged in the iron sheets scandal.

Yesterday, the Minister of State for Finance and Planning Amos Lugoloobi was denied bail by the Anti Corruption Court and remanded to Luzira Prison until Thursday April 20.

Dr Mary Goretti Kitutu was the first to be charged before the Anti Corruption Court in Kololo over the mismanagement of the Karamoja relief items.

Details to follow….

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