The Aruu County Member of Parliament, Samuel Odonga Otto has rubbished the Inspector General of Government (IGG) for ‘siding with thieves.’
This follows a request by Irene Mulyagonja to Internal Security Organisation (ISO) to investigate some members of the parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) for allegedly soliciting bribes during the probe into the irregular sale of commercial banks.
They include former chairperson, Abdu Katuntu, deputy Anita Among, Elijah Okupa (Kasilo County MP), and Otto.
A copy of the letter dated February 19, 2019, to investigate the Cosase members, addressed to Col Kaka Bagyenda, the director general of ISO, was received by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.
The IGG’s move was influenced by a whistleblower, who also accuses Katuntu of receiving a bribe of Shs400 million from Bank of Uganda boss Tumusiime Mutebile.
Katuntu is also being investigated for his interests in the defunct Global Trust bank where he allegedly had a loan of Shs180m before it was closed.
According to Mulyagonja, ISO is in a better position to investigate the allegations.
But Otto took to twitter to say all he cared about right now was that mafias were taking over the country yet the IGG is not doing much but protecting those probing thieves.
“I don’t care who is to investigate me: ISO, CMI, IGG, Police, Arrow Boys or Flying Squad. What I care about is how the mafias are seemingly taking over the country and the IGG is now more interested in those investigating the thieves and not the thieves,” Otto tweeted.