By HOMELAND MEDIA TEAM
A total of six Gulu City officials have been arrested by the security operatives from different anti corruption agencies over alleged embezzlement and abuse of office.
The suspects were picked during a joint operations conducted by the State House Anti corruption unit in liaison with ISO Anti corruption unit and police detectives on Thursday.
Those arrested are Denis Okot Rurwenger- the Gulu City Chief Finance Officer, Odokonyera George Aton-Accountant, Kidega George Nicholas-Former Ag.CFO, Okwera Denis, Otema Bosco accountant &Treasurer of Pece Laroo division & Ocen Mark.
The officials were arrested over alleged theft of over UGX 200m which they illegally collected from Wa General Traders and Gulu City Livestock cooperative Saving & Credit LTD.
Both being local revenue contractors of the City Abattiors, Street Parking, Loading and Offloading fees.
They were allegedly demanding money from the local contractors through illegal procedures, issuing fake receipts and avoiding the right procedure of the Integrated Revenue System (IRS) which deprives both Gulu City and government of the said revenue.