Police in Kalangala have arrested Richard Ssenkooza, the environment officer Oil Palm Uganda Limited (OPUL) for sharing with the media email addresses of the company’s top bosses.
Ssenkooza is currently detained at Kalangala central police station as officers in the Criminal Investigations Department investigate circumstances under which he shared the addresses.
In his statement to police, Ssenkooza said he shared the emails with a journalist who had requested for clarification following the missing of Shs 5.3 billion at the company.
The company has since September last year, been struggling to recover more than Shs 5.3 billion that was allegedly embezzled by the former finance controller of the company Janadhan Naidhu who later fled the country.
The general manager Damanik Sardin and the human resources manager Mukalu Abbey recommended that the estates manager Sunday Ochola and a host of other employees be sacked since the audit report had been leaked to the media.
The officer in charge of criminal investigations at Kalangala police station Chris Yashaba refused to disclose under what charges Ssenkooza is being held. He says that investigations are ongoing.
The district internal security officer (DISO), Aggrey Kaliisa recently authored a report that pinned both the human resource officer Abbey Mukalu and the general manager Damanik on sectarianism, human injustices and theft.
When contacted Kaliisa wondered why police and the administration at the oil palm growing company do not focus energies on finding Janadhan Naidhu who defrauded the company instead of arresting different staff without evidence.