Embattled Gulu University Dean of Students Interdicted

Interdicted Gulu University Students’ dean, Christopher Mwetwale Mpora 

The embattled Gulu University Dean of Students Christopher Mwetwale Mpora has been interdicted.

In a letter dated April 6, 2021, David Obol Otori, the University Secretary relieved Mpora from his duty as he battles his legal challenges.

The interdiction is in line with the provisions of Gulu University Human Resource Manual (2017), section 14.2.3 (d), Obol’s letter said.

The section requires that an employ of the university to conduct himself in a manner that brings the image of the university in disrepute.

According to the University Secretary, the interdiction will allow Mpora to settle the matters that got him arrested, charged, and remanded to prison.

Trouble started after Mpora was arrested and charged by Gulu Grade One Magistrate Christine Turibamwe on theft charges. He is also battling charges of forgery and uttering false documents.

The case relates to the theft of over 3.5 Million Shillings from joint account at Centenary Bank Gulu Brach. Prosecution contends that on June 15, 2020, at Centenary Bank Gulu Branch in Gulu City, Mpora knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document to wit a forged Centenary Bank Gulu branch withdrawal form of cash 3,550,000 Shillings in the names of Goma Oil Ginnery, and that he stole the money belonging to Mildred Anena.

James Ojok Onono, the Gulu University Assistant Public Relations Officer (PRO) confirmed to Acholi Times that Mpora had been interdicted.