Nine people including a cleaner at MTN Uganda have been charged with theft of Shs3bn, mobile money.
Peter Ayebare, a cleaner was charged together with fellow employees; Joseph Magombe-a mobile money journey agent, Daniel Ssegujja-a sales representative with MTN central region, Irene Kauma-a sales executive for Ezee Mobile money, Jerome Jachchin Oketcho and Tamasha Namirember-a graduate trainee with the company.
They were charged before the Anti-Corruption Court on together with Edrisa Sserunkuuma-a self-employed resident of Kawempe, Henry Edgar Matovu, and Peter Kalaba, a businessman in Jinja.
“It is alleged that you; Serunkuuma, Magombe, Ssegujja, Matovu, Kauma, Okecho and others still at large, between January 1 and 25, 2013 within Kampala district conspired to commit a felony of theft” the Chief Magistrate Irene Akankwasa read part of their charges which they denied.
They were supposed to take plea to seven accounts, but only account of theft and conspiracy were read and they were remanded.
“Due to time constraints, the accused are remanded to Luzira Prison. They will be returned on Tuesday for bail application and amendment of the charge sheet before the other charges can be read to them” Akanakwasa ruled.
The group was brought to Court around 4:00p.m and moved to the court room to be charged at 5:00p.m. They are facing other charges related to embezzlement and unauthorised access to MTN electronic data. Namirembe also faces charges of receiving and retaining stolen property.
Reported By Alex Bukumunhe