Troubled Bank of Uganda (BoU) Director for Financial Markets Development Coordination (FMDC) Benedict Sekabira has rebuffed summons by the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (CIID), telling operatives that he cannot be summoned like a chicken thief.
Sekabira is wanted by Police to explain his role in the concealment and seizure of the land titles belonging to closed commercial banks.
However, after twice defying Police summons, Sekabira has now dared operatives, boasting that as a Director of the central bank, he cannot be summoned like a chicken thief.
“Am a full Director of Financial Markets Development Coordination (FMDC). I cannot be summoned like a chicken thief,” Sekabira told off the Police.
CIID Spokesperson Charles Twinne was last week quoted in the media saying Sekabira had defied summons, leaving Police with no option but to use other means of having him answer charges of illegally accessing land titles of closed banks.
“The only criminal file we have regarding the missing land titles is against Benedict Sekabira. It was sanctioned and Mr Sekabira was summoned two weeks ago, but he never reported. We are considering other alternatives to implement the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” Mr Twiine said.
According to Mr Twiine, the other options that the CIID has on the table include wither re-summoning Sekabira to record a statement or taking the case file straight to court for prosecution.
Credit: Eagle online