By Max Patrick Ocaido
Parliament: A confidential report released by the director Security Bank of Uganda to Central Bank governor Emmanuel Mutebile has revealed that Justine Bagyenda, the former executive director in charge of supervision intimidated security officers before sneaking out sensitive documents regarding the sale of 7 defunct Banks.
Milton Orech Opio, the director security, BoU wrote this confidential letter to his boss Emmanuel Mutebile on May 10.2018.
According to Opio, on March 13 2018, the department of security received confidential information that documents were suspected to have been removed from office of the executive director supervision over a period of time.
He briefed the governor that the department carried out investigations and reviewed CCTV footages and confirmed that documents were actually ferried from the premises.
Opio adds that he wrote to the directorate of criminal intelligence of police to help in the investigations and procure a search warrant from court to search her residence for possible recovery of the bank documents stolen from bank which she sneaked out of the bank without going through screening procedures of the bank.
He noted that shortly after Bagyenda returned from South Africa on March 14 2018, two bags was carried from her car to her office by her body guard and driver in the evening and the contents of the luggage were not screened or checked. By the time the bags were sneaked back, Bagyenda was already in the office.
The controversial director security notes that the security search was not conducted at Bagyenda’s home after the planned was leaked to her.
He further briefed the governor that Bagyenda intimidated staff as she ferried documents out of the banks to avoid being checked.
It should be noted that her driver Job Turyahebwa and body guard Juliet Adikito were subsequently handed over to police criminal investigations for investigation for telling lies to Parliament’s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises which is probing the bank’s top officials over the controversial sale of commercial banks.