Gulu Town Clerk Detained for Forgery

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Trouble for Bujara ensued this morning when the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee that is in Gulu to investigate the Auditor General’s report for the past two financial years asked Bujara to state whether or not he was the substantive Town Clerk of Gulu.

Augustine Bujara, the Gulu Municiplaity  Town Clerk, was detained Saturday  at Gulu central Police Station for alleged forgery.

Trouble for Bujara started on Saturday morning, when the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, currently in Gulu,  asked Bujara to state whether or not he was the substantive Town Clerk of Gulu.

Bujara said  he had been on leave, at which point he was asked to present evidence. He later asked permission to pick the letter from his car but on close scrutiny, the committee headed by Florence Namayanja, MP for Bukoto east asked police to lead the official to CPS for questioning.

The letter for annual leave, which Bujara presented, indicates that he applied for a 36-days  leave, beginning January 20 until 26 February 2012.

However, the political leadership of the municipality who were also in attendance contradicted the Town Clerk after they told the committee that Bujara was out of office on forced leave.

Bujara was thrown out of office in late January on grounds  that he participated in forging documents to alter the original plan of Gulu modern main market .

The market is curently under construction. He was later practically forced out office and his position was filled by Stephen Oloya, the assistant CAO of Gulu district who has been appointed to care take the office.

This revelation prompted the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, to question how Bujara could have been on leave, and yet he was forced out of office.

The police have said they will decide on what course of action after the interrogation is complete.

By press time Saturday, Bujara was still at Gulu CPS.