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How DPP Protected Detectives in Pension Probe

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The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mike Chibita resisted attempts to remove two top detectives from investigating the Shs169bn pension case, medicine it emerged Sunday.

Detectives George Komurubuga and Moses Kato were last week accused by CIID Director Grace Akullo of taking bribes from suspects in the pension scam thus leading to the collapse of the case.

Akullo was quoted as saying, visit this site Komurubuga and Kato wrote a second investigation report into the scam which contradicted the official report she had signed off, and submitted to the DPP.


The duo denies the charge, saying Akullo is not telling the truth.

The latest information shows that Akullo’s actions caused the detectives to believe that they were being sidelined to jeopardise investigations into the scam.

With the case on the verge of crumbling, Chibita hurriedly wrote a letter dated March 13, 2015, telling Akullo that the Prosecution Directorate was “reviewing all the evidence that was presented by CIID in the matter so as to determine how to proceed.”

Chibita added: “We request you to urgently release two investigating officers to support the prosecution team during this critical review process and through the trial phase. The investigators who are required are D/S George Komurubuga and D/AIP Kato Moses who were involved in this case from the beginning and are considered critical in this stage.”

“It appears Akullo did not want Komurubuga and Kato to continue with the case yet they are the people who made followed up the fraud, checking document per document until the suspects were busted,” said a highly placed source.

Realising that the DPP was growing impatient, Akullo acted. This was after over two weeks.

On April 6, Akullo simply wrote on Chibita’s letter “receive and comply” before forwarding it to Komurubuga and Kato.

Akullo denies authoring the second police investigation report that exonerated key officials at the Cairo International Bank (CIB) for being involved in one of the largest corruption scandals in Uganda.

In October 2012, Bank of Uganda discovered a number of “irregularities” in Cairo International Bank’s (CIB) “Know-Your-Customer procedures and operations of the various pension accounts coupled with weaknesses in suspicious transaction monitoring.”

The Central Bank informed CIID that CIB’s guidelines on the operations of the pension accounts were not observed and that the commercial bank opened the various accounts for EACBA members and credited gratuity to their accounts before receipt of the account opening introductory letters which encouraged the pension fraud.

Interestingly, CIID chose to author a fresh report absolving the bank from any wrong doing.

Chibita's letter to Akullo seeking the support of detectives Komurubuga and Kato in prosecuting suspects in the pension scam
Chibita’s letter to Akullo seeking the support of detectives Komurubuga and Kato in prosecuting suspects in the pension scam

On October 31, the ‘new report’ was signed by Akullo and on the same day, Tom Magezi, a lawyer from Kabega’s law firm which represents the bank, swore an affidavit claiming that he had “come across” a report by the Director CIID which he said “heavily impacted” on his application suing government.

“I deemed it vital and necessary as my duty to bring it to the court’s attention and hereby do so,” reads Magezi’s affidavit in part.

The Judge subsequently ruled in favour of the bank, quashing the DPP’s decision to prefer charges of theft and conspiracy to defraud the government shs165bn.

Kabiito also directed that the DPP should “stop preferring the intended charges and prosecuting CIB until matters raised in the application and the court’s determination therefore been attended to and a return made to the court.”

The case eventually collapsed, sparking off public outcry.

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