The Anti-Corruption Unit boss Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has handed over equipment confiscated from the Wakiso land office. The equipment was handed over on Monday, December 24, 2018.
The equipment handed over included 14 computer hard drives that had been confiscated in the surprise raid on the lands office. Handing over the equipment, Lt Col Nakalema said, “We want the land office to continue to work without obstacle. We do not want them to say there was any intimidation not to do their work.”
However, Lt. Col Nakalema revealed that the unit had held back seized files and books for verification with the government records. She said lands expert needed to carefully scrutinise the Wakiso land office records to ensure they tally with the official record.
Lt. Col Nakalema also revealed that 14 persons who had been detained during the raid had been freed. The detained included several registrars and brokers who could not provide convincing identification on the spot. She said they had been released on police bond on Friday, December 21, 2018.
The anti-corruption unit was received by senior staff of the Wakiso land office. The Auditor General’s office had also been informed of the visit that was recorded on video as the equipment was handed back to staff.
The Nakalema led unit raided the office after receiving numerous complaints of land fraud and corruption in the Wakiso office.