She was picked up on Monday at parliament where she had gone to meet MP Ogwang to offer him a bribe to induce him to drop the evidence against the implicated officials.
Kampala Police is holding a woman accused of attempting to bribe Peter Ogwang, the Eastern Youth MP to keep silent on the officials from the prime minister’s office implicated for corruption. The suspect has been identified as Agnes Maria Namatovu. She was picked up from parliament on Monday where she had gone to meet MP Ogwang allegedly to bribe him to drop the evidence against the interdicted officials.
They are Geoffrey Kazinda, the principal accountant Prime Minister’s office, John Martin Owor, the Commissioner Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Management and Beatrice Kezab, the Assistant Resettlement Officer. The trio appeared before the anti corruption court recently but was released on court bond.
According to Ogwang, Agnes Maria Namatovu called him on Saturday and offered to give him unspecified amount of money to drop the evidence against the implicated officials. Ogwang who sits on the presidential affairs committee, which is investigating corruption in the prime minister’s office, says that he wants police to establish who sent the suspect to him. Ogwang asked the suspect to meet him at parliament and notified police leading to her arrest on Monday.
Paul Kato, the commissioner of police at Parliament says that the suspect was found in possession of an expired identity card from the Ministry of Water and Environment. He says that they want the MP to record a formal statement on the matter. The suspect was handed over to Kampala Central Police Station for safe custody.