Police Takes Ghost Pensioners Suspects To Public Service For Search

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Police have today taken the Ministry of Public Officers who are accused of embezzling 169billion shillings of the pension money to the Ministry of Public Service in Wandegeya for another search.

Police have today taken the Ministry of Public Officers who are accused of embezzling 169billion shillings of the pension money to the Ministry of Public Service in Wandegeya for another search.

David Oloka, Christopher Obey the interdicted Principal Accountant (Pensions), David Oloka, the senior accountant (Pensions), Peter Sajjabi the National Secretary East African Community Beneficiaries Association and Stephen Lwanga were re-arrested over claims they had paid 320million shillings to ghost foreign pensioners.

After arrest the group was led to the Special Investigations Unit headquarters in Kireka where they were locked up.

The four are facing charges of illicit accumulation of wealth and had been released recently from police custody.

These interdicted Ministry of Public Officers connived with officers from Cairo bank, Bank of Uganda and the Ministry of Finance to steal billions of shillings.

Detectives of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations today took the group back to Wandegeya as detectives searched for fresh evidence to pin them in this latest scam in which US$131,000 (321million shillings) was paid to ghost foreign pensioners.

The 321million shilling was allegedly lost to ghost foreign pensioners at the beginning of the year.

Like the 169billion which was withdrawn through Cairo bank even this latest batch was withdrawn through the same bank. The money was withdrawn by Oloka after receiving powers of Attorney from Mr. Christopher Obey Ahimbisibwe after he was approved by Peter Sajjabi.

The 321 million shilling scam came to light as police checked the Ministry of Public Service system on the validity of the foreign pensioners but it was neither in the pension registry, verification office or any other office mandated with keeping data.

Police is looking for other suspects who might have aided the officers in the commission of this latest scam.