Arua city engineer Charles Omona has been released on police bond after refunding over Shs 28 million that he'd embezzled.
Omona was arrested on Thursday this week by a team from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHACU) over allegations of embezzling the money meant to rehabilitate roads within the city.
According to a statement released by SHACU, Omona, together with other suspects still at large, in June this year, irregularly transferred over Shs 56 million from the Arua City's Treasury single account to the imprest account in a yet-to-be-identified bank and withdrew it in cash.
The money was reportedly handed over to Omona to pay service providers who did some road works and maintenance of works department vehicles. Instead, he used part of the money to solve his domestic problems, SHACU noted.
West Nile Region police spokesperson Josephine Angucia says that on Thursday, SHACU discovered Shs 5 million from the suspect's home in Arua Academy Cell, Arua Central Division. She adds that Omona has now been released on police bond after his wife paid a balance of Shs 23.6 million.
Omona is expected to report to the State House Ant-Corruption Unit in Kampala on November 27 for further management of his case.