By Watchdog reporter

Plice have arrested former Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) Managing Director Paul Kihika after failing to honour police summons for weeks.

Kihika who is being investigated in connection to a Shs3.6b Uganda Broadcasting Corporation-Airtel sponsorship deal to air the 2014 Fifa World Cup matches, was arrested and detained on Wednesday evening.

He was released on police bond but was later re-arrested at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters at Kibuli on another sanctioned file of giving false information to a police officer early this year.

The Director of Public Prosecution has since sanctioned Kihika’s file and he is expected to be arraigned before court today.

Police have been investigating Kihika over fraudulent dealings and causing UBC a financial loss of over shs2.5 billion.

n the case of UBC sponsorship deal, police are also investigating the role of  Walter Osinde, the UBC internal auditor, and Stephen Rupiha, the former UBC marketing manager in the deal.
Detectives have recorded statements from Osinde, and 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 were all released on police bond.

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