Kampala- The police administration has appointed a five-member panel to audit the Directorate of Logistics and Engineering after its former head, Assistant Inspector General of Police Godfrey Bangirana, handed over office to his deputy.
In a police message on December 7, the Police Chief of Joint Staff (CJS), Jack Bakasumba, appointed detective senior Superintendent of Police Denis Okuja to lead the audit team.
“I wish the outgoing and incoming the best of luck in their new assignment. I have appointed a verification team of five personnel headed by D/SSP Okuja Denis to confirm the stock balances in the department report,” Mr Bakasumba’s message reads in part.
AIGP Bangirana handed over office to Senior Commissioner of Police Richard Edyegu on Friday, several months after his contract expired.
He had declined to leave office on grounds that he had applied for renewal of his contract and Internal Affairs ministry had given him a letter to stay in office until the police authority renewed his contract. But he was forced out by a court order.
AIGP Bangirana was ordered by the High Court to vacate office until the case is disposed of.
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga confirmed the audit but said the appointed team will do stock taking to verify the assets of the police stores, adding that a forensic audit has not been ordered yet.
Democratic Party youth sued him, saying he was occupying an office illegally since he had no contract.
Earlier, another group had petitioned the Inspector General of Government seeking an investigation into alleged embezzlement of funds for the construction of Nateete Police Station.
Mr Bangirana attributed his troubles to his enemies within and outside police whom he claimed wanted him out of office to be able to give away police land at Kabalagala Police Station and other areas in Kampala Metropolitan to dubious investors.