As events in the the Karamoja Mabaati scandal continue to unfold every other day, trouble befalls whoever touched and got involved in this good deal that turned sour for several technocrats at the Office of the Prime Minister and top Museveni Ministers including the premier herself Robinah Nabbanja and speaker Anitah Among.
Last week it was Minister for Karamoja affairs Mary Goretti Kitutu, her brother Micheal Naboya and later Junior minister for planning Amos Lugoloobi who is currently behind bars at Luzira prisons until Thursday 20th when his bail application will come up for hearing.
When police nabbed Lugoloobi on Friday evening when he was heading home in Kira despite returning the troublesome ironsheets to the OPM stores in Namanve that very day, it was revealed that State Minister for Karamoja affairs also Buduuda Women Member of parliament Agnes Nanduutu was the next in line to be arrested.
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Since then Nanduutu has been hiding fearing to be sent into the cold gates of Luzira prisons. While addressing media yesterday during the weekly security briefings at Naguru, police spokesperson Fred Enanga revealed that minister Nanduutu has snubbed their summons for questioning and she’s on their wanted list.
“We summoned the minister of state for Karamoja affairs Agnes Nanduutu to re-appear at CID headquarters to clarify on certain additional areas of inquiry into the Karamoja iron sheets scandal but she did not turn up”-said Enanga
Now after days in hiding, the former NTV journalist (Point blank) has feared to be nabbed like a chicken thief and opted to use peace not violence and handed herself to the police CID headquarters in Kibuli for questioning.
The arrests have sent shivers in Museveni cabinet with reports that the president barred whoever has a hand in the mabaati scandal not to leave the country until the matters are sorted conclusively.
President Museveni through the prime minister Robinah Nabbanja ordered that whoever had a share of the iron sheets brings them back or pay cash equivalent to the loot they took home, but surprisingly even those returning them are being arrested like minister Lugoloobi.
Reports indicate that Nanduutu is now detained at the CID headquarters in Kibuli and anytime she would be produced before the Kololo-based Anti Corruption court and subsequently be conveyed to the waiting gates of Luzira prisons and immediate bail seems to be a rule out going by the events.
State Minister for Karamoja Agnes Nandutu has handed herself in to police. She is now detained at CIID awaiting to be produced in the Anti corruption Court over the ironsheets saga.
— Sudhir Byaruhanga (@Sudhirntv) April 18, 2023
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