JUST IN: Minister Nandutu surrenders to police, detained at Kibuli

The Minister of State for Karamoja Affairs Hon Agnes Nandutu has finally handed herself over to Police investigating the Karamoja iron sheets scandal, DailyExpressunderstands.

Nandutu according to verifiable reports is currently detained at the Criminal Investigations Directorate in Kibuli where she will first face charges of snubbing police summons before being arranged in court over the Iron Sheets scandal.

Minister Nandutu surrenders to police, held at Kibuli – Daily Express

The Bududa Woman MP becomes the third minister to be charged in the widening scandal, She follows ministers Amos Lugoloobi (Planning) and her boss Dr Mary Goretti Kitutu (Karamoja Affairs) who have since been charged before the Anti Corruption Court in Kololo over the mismanagement of the Karamoja relief items.

While addressing the press yesterday, police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists Nandutu had not responded to the summons issued for her to appear last week and risked being arrested if she doesn’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,” Mr 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.

Mr Enanga said although most of the investigations have been completed, 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


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