State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Agnes Nandutu snubbed Police summons requiring her to report for further interrogation.
According to the police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Nandutu was summoned to reappear before the Criminal Investigations Division (CID) headquarters in Kibuli on Friday, April 14 but she did not turn up and also did not provide a reason for not appearing.
Nandutu is among the 22 ministers, and 31 MPs implicated in the Karamoja Iron Sheets scandal.
Earlier this month, Nandutu admitted to having been one of the beneficiaries of the iron sheets.
She told Parliament’s Committee on Presidential Affairs that her senior minister, Gorreti Kitutu gave her 2,000 iron sheets for households and landslide victims of her region in Bududa.
She, however, told the committee that when the probe into the scandal kicked off, she followed the advice of the police and handover the iron sheets to the CID.
According to Enanga, Nandutu was summoned for further interrogation about the matter.
“The information we require from you can help either prove the allegations against them or disprove what has been put against them. We want to see whether the ingredients in the file are enough to be taken to the DPP,” said Enanga during the weekly police briefing at Naguru.
Enanga, however, refrained from ascribing the minister’s fate in the event that she flatly refuses to show up at CID as required.
Meanwhile, Minister of State for Finance (Planning) Amos Lugoloobi is already appearing before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo.
He was arrested on Friday and detained at Kira Division Police Station.
He reportedly received 600 iron sheets and used some of them to roof a shed for his goats on his farm located in Misanga Village, Bbaale Sub-county in Kayunga District.
Karamoja Affairs Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu was the first suspect to be formally charged in court and remanded on charges of conspiracy to defraud and causing loss of public property.
However, she was on Friday, April 14, released on bail after spending eight days in custody.