Dr Charles Lagu, the Executive Director of the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB), has appealed to the President and Parliament to reign in on the mafia that is, persecuting him.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, Lagu said that a number of army officers have continue threatening violence to him and his family members.
“I call upon the President, Speaker of Parliament, the head of the Judiciary, DPP, CDF, and IGP to reign over the errant UPDF and police officers who are already implicated in the case of threatening violence towards me,” Part of the letter reads.
Dr Lagu, who is out on bail, was on May 6 interdicted over corruption charges. Together with Philip Ezekiel Mukani, the procurement officer, Olivious Komujuni, Animal Husbandry officer, and the director of Nuruma Holdings Limited, Mr Emmanuel Kafute Rumanzi, were charged with corruption before Makindye Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, April, 29. This move has since then raised a lot of mixed reaction and from the general public and leaders especially those from the Acholi Sub region.
Lagu further states that “Some of these officers have been implicated in threatening violence against me and my family and the planned extortion of money from me. I was granted bail by the Anti-Corruption court but it is disheartening and confusing for the very case that I was granted bail is still the same matter the State House Anti-Corruption Unit has persistently demanded me to report to their office on a weekly basis,” Lagu added as further detailed in the statement below.