Ms Justine Bagyenda, the former director of supervision at Bank of Uganda was yesterday pinned by Mr Milton Opiyo, the Central Banks security director on the disappearance of critical documents from the bank.
Mr Opiyo told the Parliamentary inquiry that Ms Bagyenda’s driver and bodyguard entered BoUs head office on Kampala Road in the evening of February 11 and made off with a cache of documents in three bags.
The Parliamentary committee investigating alleged irregularities by the Central Bank in the closure of seven banks have for days stalled as BoU officials wrangled over who was in possession of the missing critical documents liquidation reports on the defunct banks which contain their assets taken over at the time of closure.
Mr Opiyo indicated that when CCTV footage was played, it showed Ms Bagyenda’s driver and bodyguard carrying three bags of documents from the bank and putting them into Ms Bagyendas car.
He noted that the two bags were returned to the bank the next day, but security personnel at the bank were unable to verify whether the returned bags had any documents or what sort of documents had been taken out.
Mr. Mutebile promised to launch an investigation into how a confidential letter about key documents he wrote to the inquiry committee Chairman was leaked by BoU staff to social media sites even before he signed it off.
Because of the points she made that there were allegations of harassment [and] witch-hunt, Ms Bagyenda requested for special security measures for her protection pending the resolution of Crane Bank cases and BoU agreed to maintain her security until December 31, Mr Mutebile told the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) that is investigating the disputed closure of seven banks.
Ms Bagyenda is currently abroad and the committee has issued a two-day ultimatum for her to either show up tomorrow or face arrest warrants by Interpol.
To prevent any further loss of documents, Buhweju County MP Francis Mwijukye suggested that Ms Bagyendas homes be put under lock and key by police.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website