The senior assistant secretary in the Ministry of Karamoja Affairs, Joshua Abaho has been remanded to Luzira prison on charges of corruption and conspiring with his boss Minister Mary Goretti Kitutu to defraud the government of its iron sheets.
Abaho has been remanded by the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Joan Aciro after he denied the offences.
He is charged with the loss of public property and corruption on the same case file where Kitutu and her brother Michael Naboya Kitutu were previously charged and granted bail.
Abaho presented five sureties including; Kenneth Mugumya Tebijuka the assistant commissioner in the Ministry of Education who is also his elder brother, Johnson Musinguzi, his cousin and assistant commissioner Ministry of Works and Transport and Geoffrey Ndiwalana, the engineer for Makindye Sabagabo Municipal Council.
Other sureties are; Simon Peter Kasyate, his nephew who is also the Deputy Director of Public and Corporate Affairs at Kampala Capital City Authority, and Simon Tumwesigye Karokora, his cousin who also doubles as the customs supervisor at Uganda Revenue Authority.
Court has adjourned the matter to May 2, 2023, when it will rule on his bail application.