Twelve people including three former officials of the Northern Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF), have been sent on remand to Kitgum prison for embezzlement and forgery.
Fred Owot, former NUSAF Kitgum District Technical Officer and eleven other suspects this afternoon appeared before Elias Kakoza, the Kitgum grade one magistrate to answer charges of embezzlement, conspiracy to commit felony, forgery of documents, and uttering forged documents to the bank and other people.
Court heard that the offences were committed on various dates in 2006, when the officers were still employed under the project.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The magistrate remanded the officers to Kitgum prison until November 16th when they will be committed to the high court.
The magistrate however advised the suspects to apply to high court for bail if they wished.
William Kototyo, the Head of the detective team said the team is still investigating several projects in the district and more people could be arrested and prosecuted.
The prosecutions come hardly a month after a visit to the region by President Museveni who ordered for a probe into the implementation of the project funds.