Embattled Ministry of Energy senior officer Spero Byokunda cries for financial help

Embattled Ministry of Energy senior officer Spero Byokunda cries for financial help

By Our Reporter
KAMPALA – Spero Byokunda, the head of Petroleum quality assurance at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, who is allegedly to be the key suspect in the case of masterminding to fleece $ 50m from a Serbian Investor is currently carrying for help from friends.

In another WhatsApp dossier seen by this publication allegedly written by him (Spero Byokunda), is seeking a financial help from his associates. From this text, Spero warns them to keep it confidential as he states; “I salute you my friend, my brother, my sister or relative all protocol observed. This message is specifically meant for you and should not be forwarded to any other person other than you” reads from the text.

He adds that, “As you may be aware I am battling a nagging criminal case in court where I was acrimoniously conscripted in a case in which I did not participate in the incident of investigation but unfortunately I found myself being awkwardly charged” he writes.

According to him, he says he was not on police bond like all other suspects and that he did not go to court on 24th October but his co-accused were remanded till 10th November 2023 and that is when he will also appear and either go to prison or get bail.

He further explains that, Court cases moreover criminal ones are not cheap to surmount. “My humble appeal is to seek for your support in form of finances, legal advice and being surety when you are called upon” he explains. Before adding that, any contribution will be highly welcome. He then concluded by indicating the mobile numbers for financial support in the names of his first wife.

Meanwhile, this publication also learnt that, Byokunda has been put on pressure to appear in court on Friday 10th this week or else face interdicted. This was after state prosecutors in this case writing to his bosses at Amber house.

Court summons
Spero Byokunda left the judiciary in a state of disbelief after snubbing Court summons and instead chose to go into hiding while his accomplices appeared before City Hall Magistrate last week on Tuesday. They were remanded until this week Friday 10th when they will reappear for further mention of their case and it’s when they will either apply for bail.

Investigations
Preliminary investigations says; the seven suspect including Spero Byokunda while at Amber house in Kampala organised a meeting and forged contract documents for the supply of solar street light systems purportedly from Ministry of Energy. The forged documents were to be issued to a Serbian investor with the intent to defraud him USD 50M. The group was later pick and arrested one by SHACU assisted by recorded statements though at a later stage were given police bond.

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