Uganda Police’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has confirmed that they are investigating the Executive Secretary of the Departed Asians Property Custodian Board (DAPCB), George William Bizibu over Shs1.6 billion fraudulent deal.
It’s alleged that Mr Bizibu took the money from Margaret Ssekidde, the proprietor of Seroma Ltd and failed to deliver the property to the businesswoman.
Ms Ssekidde reported the matter to President Yoweri Museveni who in turn asked for an investigation into the affairs of DAPCB.
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine said top Custodian Board bosses including executive secretary Mr Bizibu are being investigated on orders of President Museveni.
CID is carrying out the investigations with the help of State House Anti Corruption Unit headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema.
In 2019, Auditor General unearthed rot in the DAPCB. In his special report to Parliament, AG John Muwanga revealed that the board misused public funds through fictitious compensations of up to Shs1.7 billion, double allocation of properties, forged land titles, sale of assets without proper valuation and missing documents, among other illegalities.