The police force has appointed another person to replace Assistant Inspector General of Police Amos Ngabirano as the force’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) director.
In February, the Nile Post broke the news that Ngabirano had handed in his resignation to the force before fleeing the country to London, UK’s capital.
However, according to a press release signed by the force’s spokesperson Emilian Kayima, Commissioner of Police Felix Baryamwisaki has been appointed the acting director in charge of ICT.
Commissioner of Police Yusuf Ssewanyana has subsequently been appointed as the acting Deputy ICT director whereas Ezra Mujabwami has been appointed as the officer in charge of ICT Maintenance.
Senior Superitendent of Police Ahmed Wakwale has been transferred from Kampala Metropolitan to the ICT directorate as the commissioner in charge of communications.
— Nile Post (@nilepostnews) April 17, 2018
According to our sources, Museveni ordered security agencies to investigate Ngabirano over Information Technology related procurement scandals within the police.
For instance it was alleged that he procured substandard security equipment for the parliamentary building’s new parking lot including CCTV cameras that were said to be out of range. The equipment cost Shs 16 billion.
Ngabirano was also allegedly being probed over his unexplained wealth. It is reported that within a short time, Ngabirano had accumulated too much property, setting off alarm bells.
However, when contacted then, Kayima said he was not aware of Ngabirano’s resignation neither his whereabouts.
“If there is an investigation, it is not by police because we have no records to show he is under investigations,” Kayima said declining to comment further when contacted on February 17.
However, Ngabirano would the next day call this website to claim he had not fled and that he was returning to the country shortly .
“I am on leave and I will be coming back to the country. I have nothing to hide,” Ngabirano said without going into details.
However, it is now almost two months and Ngabirano has not returned to the country since the February 18 phone call he made to the Nile Post to clarify about his absence at the police headquarters .