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REVEALED: Why CID Halted UBC World Cup Deal Probe

The forensic audit by the Auditor General has stalled police investigations into the Shillings 3.2 billion fraudulent 2014 World Cup broadcast deal at Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-UBC.

According to police sources, the Auditor General asked police through the Director Criminal Investigations, Grace Akullo to halt its investigations pending a forensic audit of the deal between UBC and Airtel to air the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches.

The source says the investigations were almost complete when they were asked to stop. The investigators were reportedly ready to extract a charge and caution and send the file to the Director of Public Prosecution for perusal.

Vincent Ssekate, the Police Spokesperson in charge of Criminal Investigations told local news agency URN, “the investigations are ongoing and the file will soon be sent to DPP for perusal.

“Preliminary investigations implicate eight UBC officials for conspiring to cause a loss of up to Shillings 3billion.

Top of those implicated is Paul Kihika, the former UBC Managing Director,Walter Osinde, the UBC Internal Auditor, Stephen Rupiha, the former UBC marketing manager, Patrick Kateba the former UBC finance manager, Eng. Angello Nkeza, the former acting UBC managing director, Emmanuel Tumusiime, the former UBC sales executive, Cleophus Kizza a former UBC freelancer, and Edison Asiimwe.

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