Kaberamaido Chief Administrative Officer, Pius Epaju, has been arrested for embezzlement and abuse of office.
Epaju who is also the former CAO Amolatar district was arrested Monday in Kaberamaido by Police. He was hiding in his office.
According to Stanley Eroku, the Spokesperson Statehouse Anti- Corruption Unit, Epaju has been in hiding since March last year.
In the same month, investigations initiated by State House Anti-Corruption Unit led to his being charged in Court with abuse of office and corruption.
It is alleged that over Shillings 46 million was requested for and paid out for works on Amolatar to Amai hospital road, Odyak trading centre to Kitareba and another from Amolatar health centre IV to Abeja landing site in Amolatar district in the 2018/2019 financial year.
That money was meant for fuel and facilitation for Amolatar district staff to undertake works on the roads using available equipment.
Yet, no work was done in the 1st and 2nd quarter, and the staff instead undertook the works using 3rd quarter releases from Uganda Road Fund.