Col Felix Kulayigye has been suspended from office of Chief Political Commissar over his alleged involvement in a gold business scandal.
This has been confirmed by the UPDF Spokesperson Lt Col Paddy Ankunda who says Kulaigye will be out of office pending further inquiries about his conduct.
The senior army officer came on the spot in June this year for allegedly kidnapping employees of a private company and ransacking its premises after a gold transaction went bad.
He was reported to the army leadership by one Richard Kamugisha, the managing director of the Ntinda-based company, for what his lawyers claim was kidnap of employees and theft of properties.
The three employees of Matrich Holdings Limited, a company which deals in minerals, were earlier detained with 600 grammes of gold worth Shs70m, office equipment worth over Shs66m and two vehicles yet to be recovered after a transaction involving a business lady identified as Brenda Murungi and an unidentified Congolese gold dealer hit a snag.
Col Kulayigye has, however, refuted the claims but confirmed that his niece contacted him reporting theft of her gold from the company premises in Ntinda, a suburb in Kampala.