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Police Deny Summoning Speaker Of Parliament, MPs On Corruption Scandals

Police Deny Summoning Speaker Of Parliament, MPs On Corruption Scandals

JOHN BAPTIST

The Uganda Police have refuted the rumours circulating on social media regarding the summoning of the Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Annet Anita Among and other members of parliament in connection with the ongoing corruption scandals. According to Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, the Police do not summon individuals through social media.

This follows a State of the Nation address where President Museveni directed the Criminal Investigation Department to investigate matters surrounding the alleged corruption scandals involving four commissioners of parliament and the speaker.

Delivering the State of the Nation address last week, President Museveni stated he had received evidence about a racket of corrupt government officials in the Ministry of Finance and Parliament who connived to swindle huge sums of money. The furious Museveni directed the Criminal Investigation Department to investigate the matter.

The directive followed allegations of scandal in various government ministries, departments, and agencies, resulting in the sanctioning of key government officials.

Since then, social media has been ablaze with messages and news articles indicating that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had summoned the Speaker of Parliament and some Members of Parliament for further interrogation.

However, addressing journalists in Kampala, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga refuted the allegations, stating that the police do not issue summons through social media. He called upon the public to ignore the rumours.

According to Fred Enanga, investigations are a process, and if any information regarding the summons surfaces, the public will be duly informed.

Enanga also commented on the presidential directive made during the Hero’s Day celebration in Gomba District regarding the distribution of 18 police officers and four motorcycles per sub-county as a remedy to the growing theft in the country. He stated that they are formulating a strategy to implement this directive.

Nevertheless, Enanga maintained that the success of this robust policing plan would depend on the availability of resources, as it involves various arrangements ranging from deployment to logistical resources.

Away from that, the Kampala Metropolitan Police is investigating a case in which a yet-to-be-identified lady was killed and dumped in the areas of Masirosi Zone three in Lubaga Division.

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