The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola is in bitter with his director of operations after he failed to furnish him with clear accountability of shs 1bn he allegedly spent in just one month, SpyReports writes.
Our close sources from Ochola’s office revealed to Spy Reports that shortly after he assumed office from Gen Kale Kayihura, he signed shs 1bn for the directorate of operations to be used in police operations across the country.
What angered Ochola is after Mugenyi again came for more money during Jinja East by-election where opposition FDC Paul Mwiru beat NRM’s Nathan Igeme Nabeta in a hotly contested and violent election that saw a number of supporters and property destroyed.
“Just after one month of signing that money, operations directorate came to Ochola and told him that they need more money for operations in Jinja by- elections and Masaka for operations to clear criminals who were terrorizing the residents,” a source from police told us.
However, Ochola is surprised and shocked to the marrow that the said shs 1bn was spent in just one month.
“Where is the shs 1bn I signed last month? Do you want to tell me that in one month police used shs 1bn in fighting crime,” a source quoted Ochola as fuming.
The source added that Ochola summoned Director Operations AIGP Asuman Mugenyi to give him accountability of the said money.
“Ndugu Mugenyi do you want to tell me that in just one month police spend shs 1bn in operations, is this how police has been working and shall we continue working like this,” another source quoted Ochola grilling Mugenyi.
AIGP Mugenyi reportedly told the IGP that he distributed the money amongst his directorates across the country and told him that he would bring the accountability of the money from his personnels.
The source added that after one week, Mugenyi presented accountability of the money but Ochola rejected it saying that it was computer engineered and unconvincing.