The Embattled Permanent Secretary for Judiciary Pius Bigirimana and top city Lawyer Kasirye may soon be arrested and prosecuted if evidence pins them to have embezzled over shs 1.6bn.
According to information and documents obtained by Spyreports, Police under the departments of Criminal Investigations has started investigating Bigirimana on Judiciary fraudulently transferred shs 1.6bn to the account of M/S Heed debt Recovery services Ltd No 7255001 held in Eco Bank Rwenzori Branch that belongs to Kasirye.
The Police letter further shows that the money was transferred from Bank of Uganda to the above account. However, by the time the fraud was detected, shs 200M was already withdrawn.
The tough police letter further directs Bigirimana to attach any requisition made to his office that led to the payment of the money. “Present payment request to Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic development and other documents,” reads part of the letter.
Police further orders Bigirimana to avail the list of officials who handled the payment. “You are also directed to record a statement in relation to the alleged fraudulent transfer,” adds the police letter to embattled Bigirimana.
However, Bigirimana in his letter says he received communication from Permanent secretary to treasurer informing him of possible fraudulent payment of shs 1.6bn to heed debt recovery.
“Dr Agnes Nkonge issued court order directing the Payment on 4th June 2020,” says Bigirimana in his letter to Police. Ps Bigirimana says H/W says Ikit requisitioned the payment and attached a receipt dated 26/01/2020 to confirm that the Payment was genuine.
He added that coupled with the above is another payment, which was made to Kasirye and Byaruhanga Co Advocates in favor of Entebbe Services of $ 48,294.26
He further says the payment was originated by a court order signed by H/W Dr Agnes Nkonge. “The Requisition was originally made by H/w Tom Chemutai and later by H/W Mary Ikit on 16th January 2020
“I shall appreciate if you investigated those two payments to establish whether actually they were Fraudulent requisitioned or are genuine,” Bigirimana adds in his letter to Director CID.