Heavy security at CID headquarters but Enanga denies VIP summons

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Heavy security at CID headquarters but Enanga denies VIP summons
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Security was on Monday morning heightened at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Kibuli.

The heavy deployment followed reports of summons to a section of legislators and Parliament staff to make statements over corruption.

Journalists were not allowed access to CID headquarters but according to sources, a number of the government officials summoned for statement recording arrived as early as 8am in tinted vehicles to avoid detection.

Last week, President Museveni said he had got evidence implicating officials from Ministry of Finance and parliament staff in taking kickbacks.

“I have been hearing stories that there is racket from ministry of finance to parliament. I have been hearing of it but now I have proof. Their time is up. I have been hearing that from ministry of finance, they arrange with accounting officers of ministries to come to parliament to provide certain funds provided they take a share,” Museveni said during the state of the nation address.

He said he was going to act.

On Friday, a detective at CID told Nile Post that their director, Tom Magambo, had briefed them of impending arrests of VIP persons and also directed that Police in Kira prepare VIP cells for 'clients'.

Police deny summons

However, on Monday, Police spokesperson Fred Enanga denied any official had been summoned to appear at CID for grilling.

“I know there is a lot of debate about the recent state of nation address by president where he indicated he had interested himself at some of the dealings at Ministry of Finance and parliament,” Enanga said when asked to comment about the matter.

"We don’t have any confirmation from CID about having summoned any ministry of finance and parliament officials

“Investigation is a process and if we get information supporting summoning of any witness, we shall tell the public. You can even approach those named on social media to get comments from them to find out if subject of information or not.”

Asked about the heavy police deployment at CID headquarters, Enanga described it as a routine.

“CID is guarded by VIP protection unit and it continues to happen as the security arrangement there.”

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