CID picks up ex-UBC boss, detains him in Kibuli

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Former managing director of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), Paul Kihika, is currently in police hands over several crimes.

Kihika was picked up by detectives last evening after failing to honour police summons.

He was detained at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters at Kibuli on another sanctioned file of giving false information to a police officer early this year.

According to Vincent Ssekate, the CID spokesman of CID, Kihika has been will appear in court today.

Kihika reported a case of theft of his mobile phone by the head of Media Crime unit, Emmanuel Mbonimpa at Jinja Road Police Station whereas the officer had just confiscated it in an investigation of a defamation case against him.

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Meanwhile, Kihika is also being investigated over a Shs3.6bn UBC-Airtel sponsorship deal to air the 2014 Fifa World Cup matches.

Others being investigated are; Walter Osinde, the UBC internal auditor, and Stephen Rupiha, the former UBC marketing manager.

Police has also recorded statements from Patrick Kateba, UBC former finance manager, Eng Angello Nkeza, the former acting UBC managing director, Emmanuel Tumusiime, former UBC sales executive, Cleophus Kizza, a former UBC freelancer, and Edison Asiimwe, a former UBC worker.

They are accused of embezzlement, abuse of office, false accounting, causing financial loss and conspiracy to commit a felony against the official while executing a UBC-Airtel deal between 2013 and 2014.

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