Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto has lashed out at the Inspector General of Government (IGG), Irene Mulyagonja for ordering an investigation into outgoing members of Parliament’s committee on Commission, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) over bribery allegations.
Parliament on Wednesday was treated to shock on learning that the IGG has written to the Director Internal Security Organisation (ISO) calling for a probe into allegations of bribery.
The IGG noted that she has received a complaint that the outgoing committee Chairperson, Abdu Katuntu, the Vice Chairperson, Anita Among, the Aruu County MP, Odonga Otto and Kasiro County MP, Elijah Okupa received a bribe from the former Crane Bank proprietor, Sudhir Ruparelia and Bank of Uganda (BOU) Governor, Emmanuel Mutebile.
Responding to the development, Odonga Otto said he is shocked that the IGG has chosen to investigate the legislators who were doing their noble duty of following the tax payers’ money.
He said he was ready to present himself before anybody carrying out any investigations.
“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 that the IGG is now more interested in those investigating the thieves and not the thieves,” Otto wrote on his social media platforms.
It should be recalled that Otto and Elijah Okupa were very vocal and active during the committee proceedings to the extent that they went ahead to table documents purported to detail property amassed by former BOU Executive Director Bank Supervision, Justine Bagyenda and the Deputy BOU Governor, Louis Kasekende.
However, the documents were verified as fake according to the committee chairperson, Abdu Katuntu and later expunged from the records of Parliament for allegedly being fake and irrelevant to the committee proceedings.
The House is Thursday set to further the debate on the recommendations that were highlighted by the committee in the report.