iganga stolen boss unlocked car 150m (1)
Fred Enanga the police spokesperson

In Iganga district, the Territorial Police are investigating a case of conspiracy to defraud and theft amounting to Sh150 million allegedly donated to New Beginnings International Ministries.

The Territorial Police in Iganga is actively investigating a case of conspiracy to defraud and theft of case amounting to sh150m allegedly donated to New Beginnings International Ministries, for the construction of a Maternity Ward, in Iganga district

The facts fathered indicate that New Beginnings International Ministries, through their CEO, Henry Isoba, entered into an agreement, with a one Olele Dan, a 56-year-old Civil Engineer, of Wailaka Central, Kakira Parish, in Jinja district, to construct the maternity ward at a cost of 176m

According to Fred Enanga the police spokesperson, on June 18, at around 6 pm, the CEO proceeded to inspect the project site, with cash Ugx 150m in his car a Premio registration number UAX291X, he found when the Project Engineer was absent but went on to inspect the site.

He said after inspection, he re-entered his car which had remained unlocked and drove off. Upon reaching home, however, he realised the money had been stolen from his car. 

Enanga however, mentioned that the police is investigating circumstances under which, the money was stolen from the CEO’s car, while at the project site.

“In addition, we are in receipt of two contract agreements of Ugx 176m and 75m, respectively signed between the two parties, that is also a subject of our investigations,” Enanga said.

The police spokesperson, however, called on the public to desist from all forms of impersonation saying that when Dan Olele the project Engineer was arrested as the first suspect behind the theft allegations, he referred to himself as a brother to the Inspector General of PoliceMartin Okoth Ochola.

“As a result, the CEO registered a complaint of theft against the Project Engineer, Olele Dan, and caused for his arrest at Magamaga. It is during the arrest, that they claimed, Olele Dan, called himself, a brother to the IGP and further using that privilege to extort money from the public and also get special treatment from the police,” Enanga revealed.

“We wish to refute the claim as totally fallacious. The IGP and his family, categorically reject the claim as false and an insult to the family. We therefore, demand several media outlets that carried the misleading news story referring to the suspect as the IGP’s brother, arrested on charges of theft and conspiracy, immediately withdraw it and use the correct version,” he added.