By Mubiru Ivan

Lands Police Protection Unit (LPPU) has arrested a senior accountant to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations over land fraud.

Geoffrey Auyit Odongu, was arrested on Thursday after falsely attaining shs120 million from a one Robinnah Tushemerirwe.

It’s alleged that Tushemerirwe bought land from Odongu in March 2017 however he failed to avail her with a land title to aid the transfer process.

Tushemerirwe said she inspected the land in Kyanja, bought 21 decimals from him at Shs 120m and was promised to receive the land title in a few weeks.

Suspicion arose when attempts to reach Odongu for the land title became futile since he had started playing hide and seek games.

Odongu feeling ashamed of his acts requested for a dialogue with the complainant which collapsed since he did not have the land title with him.

Tushemerirwe said she would not accept the accused to refund her money because she paid for the land and she is ready to develop it.

A case file LPPU GEF 359/2018 was opened and Odongu is charged with fraud and obtaining money by false pretence.