Ituri: arrests of nine senior officers for embezzlement of funds allocated to FARDC

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Bunia, July 24th, 2021 (CPA).- Nine senior officers of the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) were caught in lockdowns at the third military region in Ituri province, the spokesperson for the General Inspectorate reported. , Major Jerry Gbelo, from that unit of the armed forces.

According to him, these arrests came at the end of a mission to control public funds allocated to the FARC carried out by the General Inspectorate of the Army Effects.

The audit of the purchasing commission during this period of the state of siege in the 32nd Military Region, made it possible to establish the facts on the shenanigans carried out in the various services within the units by certain army officers, added the spokesperson.

He specified that the control and verification of the authenticity of the reference documents of the funds and certain supporting documents, revealed anomalies, evidence in support of embezzlement and embezzlement confirmed.

According to the inspector general of the FARDC, Gabriel Amisi Kumba, these embezzlements of public funds intended for the army for the accomplishment of its sovereign mission tarnish the image of the Defense and Security Forces, adding that to put an end to these These officers are immediately placed at the disposal of the judiciary at the level of the military prosecutor’s office in Bunia and transferred to the central prison.

According to the preliminary report of this mission, the senior and subordinate officers arrested and transferred to the central prison in Bunia are Colonel Landu Walter, Deputy Commander in charge of Administration and Logistics at the 32nd Military Region; Colonel Josué Djama, Regional Director of Civic Education and Social Actions Service (SECAS) of this military unit; Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Kasongo, Director of Logistics; Lieutenant-Colonel Mukanda Salebombo, Administrative Director; Major Sadiki Delphin, Commander of the Central Logistics Base; Senior Senior Commissioner (PNC), Laurent Kambolua Mumbwe, Assistant to the Vice-Governor of Ituri; Lieutenant-Colonel Love Zeula, T2 of the Ituri operational sector and Captain Patrick Kimenesa, Secretary of the Regional Logistics Base.

The purchasing commission for the 32nd Military Region is made up respectively of members of the general staff, regional logistics base, Ituri operational sector, regional directorate of civic education and social actions (SECAS) and its control mission. of public funds allocated to the FARDC, continues, it is indicated. ACP/Fng/nig