COURT: The State Minister of Karamoja Affairs Hon. Agnes Nandutu has been remanded to Luzira Prison until May 3 2023 on charges of Dealing with Suspect Property following the diversion of Iron sheets meant for the Karachunas in Karamoja Sub region.
She is the 3rd Minister to be charged for their involvement in the scandal.
Nandutu was on Wednesday charged with dealing with suspect property contrary to section 21A (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act,2009 (As Amended) before she was committed to High Court for trial.
The Anti- Corruption Court grade one magistrate Esther Asiimwe said she cannot hear the Bududa Woman MP’s bail application following her committal.
This was after the State attorney, Mr David Bisamuyu told court that inquiries into the case were complete.
As a result, she was remanded to Luzira Prison until May 3, 2023 when she’s expected to appear before court for mention of her case
Nandutu arrest makes a total of three ministers who have so far been arrested by Police over Karamoja Iron sheets scandal.
The Anti- Corruption court on Monday charged and remanded to Luzira Prison the state minister of finance Amos Lugoloobi over the same scandals.
Minister for Karamoja Affairs Mary Goretti Kitutu was also charged over corruption in relation to Karamoja iron sheets scandal and released by the Anti- corruption court last week on a cash bail of 10million and 200million for sureties