The Secretary to the Judiciary Pius Bigirimana has written to Grace Akullo, the Director of the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID), directing that city lawyer Andrew Kasirye be investigated over US$ 48, 294, 26(about Shs 17b) that was paid to him.
In a letter, Bigirimina revealed that the of US$ 48, 294, 26(about Shs 17b) was paid to Kasirye, Byaruhanga and Co Advocates in favor of Entebbe Handling Services.
“Investigate whether these payments were fraudulently requisitioned or were genuine,”Bigirimana directed.
Court documents seen by Eagle Online show that on 16th January 2020, a request of US$ 48, 294, 26 (about Shs 17b) vide MIsc.Appln. 751 of 2009 arising from HCCS 495 of 2000 Entebbe Handling Services vs. Uganda Fish Parkers Limited was made.
The money was paid to Barclays Bank, Hannignton Road Branch, and Account No 6003645574 under the account name of Kasirye, Byaruhanga and Co Advocates.
Bigirimina’s letter indicates that the payment was again originated by a Court order signed by H/W Dr Agnes Nkonge.The requisition was originally made by H/W Tom Chemutai
On July 10th, Akullo wrote back to Bigirimana saying that she had directed D/ASP Twino Mansio Charles to handle the investigation.
The directive by Bigirimana to investigate will pile more pressure on the beleaguered city lawyer as security is conducting a separate investigation on him after it emerged that he tried to frustrate an inquiry by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Mr Benedict Sekabira, Bank of Uganda’s Director for Financial Markets Coordination.