Police has arrested the Executive Director of the National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data bank (NAGRC & DB) Dr. Charles Lagu over allegations of fraud
While addressing a joint security briefing at Media centre on Saturday, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that Dr. Lagu is being investigated by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, together with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations over a number of cases
“We are investigating him on the disposal of 960 heads of cattle from government farms and other corruption related charges which rotate around conspiracy or connivance with some suppliers of seeds.” Enanga added
Upon his arrest in Mbarara, Dr Lagu on Saturday evening told press that he blamed his arrest on a number of people whom he has forced to vacate government farms
“We have done a good job in NAGRC and you know when you do a good job people become a problem to some people”
Lagu added that any time he expects to get in touch with his lawyers to discuss a way forward.
In January this year, police commenced investigations in Dr Lagu’s allegations that he was receiving threats from unknown individual.
In February Dr Lagu reported to Hon Bright Rwamirama the state Minster for Agriculture that part of Entebbe government farm had been grabbed by unknown individuals who had fenced it off.
In response, the Minster was surprised to see heavily guarded Government land being encroached upon as he vowed to deal with the grabbers