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MP Waboya Wanted Over 2.2bn from OPM

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Budadiri East County Member of Parliament Vincent Waboya is under investigations over allegations that he swindled money worth shs 2,491,161,000 from the office of the Prime Minister.

Waboya is being charged with abuse of office, theft, corruption among others vide Ref E/438/2012 of CID headquarters in kibuli.

According to sources at CID headquarters in Kibuli Waboya swindled the said money in 2009 while he was working in the office of the prime Minister as Principal Disaster Preparedness officer and Desk officer Mine action program.

The said money was meant for community awareness program, an exploded ordinance risk assessment in Lang, Acholi and West Nile sub regions.

Among other activities which were meant for the money were to cover region workshops, attending radio talk shows, conducting the consultative meetings among others which all were supposed to be facilitated by the money he would sign for from the office of the prime Minister.

A source adds that Waboya’s case is among other OPM cases which have come afresh for investigation and that all those who will be implicated will appear in courts of law very soon.

“We overwhelming evidence against Hon Waboya in connection to the case being investigated and the entire acknowledgement receipts paid and money signed in installments all in his names have been retrieved, we have them our files”.

It is reported that over 200 people from different regions have recorded statements with police and all pinning the legislator.

When contacted for a comment, Hon Waboya claimed that those are his political enemies who are trying to tarnish his name by using journalists to blackmail him.

“I don’t have any case with police and if you want to know more, go to auditor’s office”. He said before hanging up on phone.

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