August 25, 2022. State House Anti-Corruption Unit in liaison with the Internal Security Organization (ISO) and Uganda Police have arrested Gulu City officials including; Okot Denis Rurwenger, the Chief Financial Officer, Odokonyera George Aton-Accountant, Kidega George Nicholas-Former Acting Chief Financial Officer, Okwera Denis, Otema Bosco accountant and Treasurer of Pece Laroo division-Ocen Mark.
The accused were arrested for the theft of over UGX 200m which they illegally collected from Wa General Traders and Gulu City Livestock Cooperative Savings and Credit Limite. Both are local revenue contractors of the City Abattoirs, Street Parking, Loading and Offloading fees.
The accused have allegedly been demanding money from the local contractors through illegal procedures, issuing fake receipts and avoiding the right procedure of the Integrated Revenue System (IRS) which deprived both Gulu City and government of the said revenue.