Crime & Investigation

Detectives Grill Shs63bn Pension Scam Suspects Again

page geneva;”>The Banks’ General Manager for operations Mohammad Tarek Ahmed, Abbey Kaddu (banking assistant in charge of authorization), Ismail Kizito (data clerk), Grace Beinomugisha (customer supervisor), Rahmah Mugeere (compliance officer) and Ishaka Ssentongo (assistant manager for operations) spent the night at police’s Special Investigations Unit base in Kireka.

At CID, the officials were on Wednesday joined by fired Permanent Secretary of Public Service ministry Jimmy Lwamafa, principal accounting officer Christopher Obeyi, commissioner for pensions Stephen Kiwanuka Kunsa, and head of IT Richard Lubega.

Others Public Service officials are Commissioner Human Resource Management Joe Jolly Namera, Senior records officer Joyce Nabirye and principal personnel officer Joan Natwenda.

Sources told Chimpreports that the questioning is led by at a team of forensic experts chaired by CID boss Grace Akullo.

“We have a huge chunk of information that makes us suspect that there was some collusion between the bank employees and Public Service officials in irregular money transfers that benefited Peter Ssajabi, the national secretary for East Africa Community Beneficiary Association,” said a detective.

Ssajabi reportedly recommended 1,000 ghost pensioners who received Shs63bn from the Public Service coffers between February and November.

“We are considering charging these officials with graft, fraud, abuse of office and causing financial loss to government,” a detective said.

The development, which has left the bank with a huge scandal, has been welcomed by the public as a correct step in the right direction in the fight against corruption.


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