IRON SHEET SCANDAL: The Minister of State for Defense and Veterans Affairs, Mr Jacob Oboth Oboth has reported to Criminal Investigations Directorate at Kibuli, Kampala to record an additional statement in regard to the diversion of iron sheets meant for vulnerable communities in Karamoja sub-region.
The mood at CID headquarters was by press time tense after the counterterrorism officers deployed in the premises ordered the minister’s military escorts to remain at the gate as detectives grill him.
He was by press time appearing before the Deputy CID director, Beata Chelimo.
This comes just days after Christians at St Andrews Church of Uganda Kiyeyi in Nabuyoga Town Council, Tororo District said they were in a dilemma after the minister returned iron sheets he received to the Office of the Prime Minister.
Mr Oboth who is the Member of Parliament for West Budama Central had donated 137 iron sheets towards the roofing of the parish priest’s house at St. Andrews Church of Uganda.
He is among the senior government officials implicated in the scandal that has left President Museveni’s government struggling to save face amid public outcry over increasing corruption and abuse of office.