- April 18, 2023
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Minister Nandutu Hands Self to Police
Hon. Agnes Nandutu, the Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs, has, at last, turned herself in to the police, who are looking into the controversy involving the Karamoja iron sheets.
Verifiable sources state that Nandutu is now being questioned about the ongoing inquiry at the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kibuli. She will then be hauled in court to enter a plea, according to the reports.
The Woman MP for Bududa is now the third minister to be accused in the growing controversy. She follows in the footsteps of Ministers Amos Lugoloobi (Planning) and her superior Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu (Karamoja Affairs), both of whom have since been accused of corruption before the Kololo Anti-Corruption Court.
While addressing the press yesterday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists that Nandutu had not responded to the summons issued for her to appear last week and risked being arrested if she didn’t hand herself to the forces.
“Last Friday, we summoned Agnes Nandutu, to reappear at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters to clarify certain additional areas of inquiry but she did not turn up,” Enanga said.
“We would like to inform all persons subjected to investigation to please cooperate with the task team of investigators. The information that we require can help either prove the allegations against you or disprove the allegations that have been put against them,” he added.
He added that most of the investigations have been completed, but there are still questions arising out of the constant consultations between investigators and the office of the DPP, which is why they are still summoning suspects.
“There are some of the suspects that we interviewed from the beginning and we re-invited them to appear at CID headquarters but some of them did not appear,” he said.
“The cases are being handled on a case-by-case basis, we opened individual case files for each and everyone whom we feel is involved in the iron sheets investigation and we submitted several of those case files. As the police, we only respond where charges are sanctioned against the suspects,” he added