IGG abandons Fufa inquiry

KAMPALA- The Inspectorate of Government (IGG) has abandoned investigations against Federation of Uganda Football Association (Fufa) president Moses Magogo in connection with alleged mismanagement of the soccer body.

Deputy IGG George Bamugemereire, the lead investigator, confirmed the development on Friday, saying section 19 of the IGG Act prohibits the inspectorate from investigating a matter that is already a subject in court.

He said: “We had commenced investigations after we had received all documents that we wanted. However, their lawyers (Fufa) raised an issue that the very investigations we were conduct, were already a subject before various courts,” said Mr Bamugemereire.

“Section 19 of the IGG Act prohibits us from investigating matters that are before court, so our hands are tied,” he said.

Section 19 (1) of the IGG Act states the inspectorate shall not have power to question or review any civil matter which is before court.

We had to write to the whistle-blower who had raised the complaint, informing him we had dropped the investigations,” Mr Bamugemereire said.

Over a month ago, the IGG directed Mr Magogo to surrender all Fufa’s original titles including that of Fufa house in Mengo or in default, be arrested and prosecuted for disobeying lawful orders.

Mr Magogo heeded to the IGG’s demands and surrendered all the original titles, three hours to the deadline.

The request for the titles was intended to help the IGG conduct investigations over alleged mismanagement of Fufa assets using an illegal entity called Fufa Limited, whose president is Mr Magogo.

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SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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