The parliamentary committee investigating the closure of commercial banks yesterday ordered police to arrest the bodyguard and driver of Ms Justine Bagyenda, the former executive Director for supervision at the central bank, in connection with missing of critical documents that were secretly taken away from the bank.
The MPs ordered the arrest of the body guard Juliet Adikot and the driver Job Turyahabwe after the duo gave contradicting testimonies to the committee in relation to Ms Bagyendas itinerary on the day three bags were returned to the central bank on February 10, 2018.
Charles Mollo and Beatrice Kyambadde, the BoU security personnel, who were manning the access points that Ms Bagyenda used, were also arrested for negligence because they allowed her in and out without conducting the requisite checks as spelt out in the BoU security manual.
The duo had initially told a sub-committee chaired by the Army MP, Brig Francis Takirwa, that they drove Ms Bagyenda from Entebbe airport directly to BoU.
However, evidence presented by the central bank security director, Mr Milton Opiyo, tracked Ms Bagyenda to have first travelled to Kiswa between Nakawa and Bugolobi.
Documents before the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) indicate Sunderland Avenue in Bugolobi as Ms Bagyendas stated address.
In their defence, Adikot and Turyahabwe said they could not recollect all the movements of that day but admitted that the footage from the GPS was accurate.
Committee chairperson Abdu Katuntu (Bugweri County MP) asked the parliamentary CID Police to open an investigation on the conduct of the four officers and submit weekly reports to the committee until a final statement is recorded.
Ms Bagyenda will appear before the committee on Monday after her lawyers requested for extension of her summons, saying she will arrive in the country on Sunday from a conference in the United States.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website