Two senior personnel held over embezzlement

LIRA. Two Lira District senior personnel have been arrested over alleged embezzlement of Shs314 million.

The acting District Police Commander, Mr Moses Akena, confirmed the suspects including the Chief Finance Officer and a Senior Account’s Assistant were arrested on Monday and are being held at Lira Central Police Station as investigations continue.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Mr Mark Tivu, last week told journalists that about Shs314 million had been stolen by officials in the accounts department.

Mr Akena said the police have opened a general inquiry file number 16/2018 over the same.

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