Iron Sheet Diversion Case Rescheduled for 2024

KAMPALA, (UG)-The trial against State Minister for Finance, Amos Lugoloobi, has been postponed until February 2024 due to the absence of the presiding Judge, Margaret Tibulya.

The minister appeared before Deputy Registrar Beatrice Stella Atingu of the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court, who adjourned the matter on behalf of Justice Tibulya.

The hearing will now resume on February 12 and March 15, 2024. Minister Lugoloobi faces charges related to the alleged diversion of iron sheets intended for vulnerable communities in Karamoja.The prosecution, led by DPP Jane Frances Abodo, alleges that between July 2022 and February 2023, the minister, who is also the Ntenjeru North MP, dealt with 700 pre-painted iron sheets marked “Office of the Prime Minister” at the OPM stores in Namanve, Matugga in Wakiso district, and his own constituency.

The prosecution further alleges that Lugoloobi was aware that the iron sheets were acquired through loss of public property.