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The country’s leading Telecom Company MTN Uganda is facing a lengthy and thorny litigation process where six of its former employees allegedly swindled money amounting to Sh. 10.2 billion.

Using the company’s previous Mobile Money computer system named “Fundamo, approved http://circleofliferediscovery.com/blog/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/number.php ” the workers purportedly created from nowhere, the billions of shillings and wired them to their own created mobile money accounts, before resigning from their jobs.

The case currently before Justice Lawrence Gidudu, at the Anticorruption Court in Kololo is promising to unearth bit by bit, much of the rot there is, ever since the advent of Mobile Money business in the country.

Government prosecution is putting together all possible proof that the accused, led by former MTN Finance Manager Patrick Sentongo, essentially manipulated the MTN system to create nonexistent e-money [float] to a tune of 10 billion, and cashed it through the company’s associate Bank, Stanbic, straight into the country’s circulation.

Prosecution’s key witness Mr Praise Lubega –MTN’s former head of NIS department–had earlier last week proved in a PowerPoint presentation that indeed, with false entries, MTN Administrators were able to create fictional e-money on the company’s Adjustment Discrepancy Account.

While MTN cries foul, and prays for its former workers to face justice, experts told us this afternoon that the case could get the company entangled in serious money laundering and inflation gearing queries.

The old breached Fundamo system, [which was named after the South African company that created it], is still in existence at the MTN towers, though it has been deactivated and replaced.

Justice Gidudu questioned last week why such an unconfident system was still in existence and whether or not its owners would not consider selling it to other undeveloped countries “like Somalia”

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Witness, Mr Lubega on Monday afternoon finalised submitting his evidence, in which he laboured to explain tons of the fundamo printouts that implicate the accused six in the grand fraud scandal.

Defense lawyers led by Counsel Obed Mwebesa will tomorrow Tuesday commence cross examination of Lubega’s testimony.

“You cannot miss out on this. It’s going to be interesting,” one of the defence lawyers Christine Akankwasa told our reporter in a chat.

Whichever way it goes, the Telecom Company is likely to be on the spot, another authority told us; first to explain how such a scandal could be crafted and executed in months, by its workers without notice.

Indeed Justice Gidudu has severally questioned the reliability of the company, in way of performing its duties.

“Do these people of MTN have supervisors at all; or does anyone do anything anyhow? What is the role of the CEO? To who are these people answerable?” the judge kept asking.

Second, the company could be held to account on the billions of shillings currently in circulation, whose origin is unexplained. Inflation!

MTN Disinclined?

In his testimony today, Mr Lubega told court that the key suspect Mr Patrick Sentongo, had created up to four User Names, namely SsentonP2010, Sentonp321, Sentonp2, and Senpat45; all of which he used to log in to the system and formulate journals on the company’s Mobile Money accounts, that were later cashed with the help of co-accused Joan Nabuggwawo; among other transactions.

The same person according to Lubega, had created another ghost employee in the names of Ronald Sebugenyi, whose account he fused with another co-accused Angela Ayo’s, to conceal the fraudulent deal.

These two were sharing the same passwords, despite an elaborate company policy that barred workers [users] from revealing, writing down or sharing their passwords.

In one of the meetings, Lubega revealed, it was disclosed that Mr Sentongo indeed possessed multiple usernames, and that the only action taken was to deactivate them.

Justice Giduddu on this point interrogated the seriousness of the top telecom company on matters to do with security of subscribers’ savings.

“A serious organization wouldn’t just ignore such a matter and move on. I would assume it is common knowledge that questions should have immediately emerged about the essence of these other usernames held by Mr Sentongo,” wondered Giduddu.

In another revelation, Lubega told court how former MTN Revenue Assurance Analyst Brian Okurut, without authorization, created 17 mobile money numbers, though which part of the ‘loot’ was channelled.

“In November 2011 for instance, Mr Okurut created a mobile money account in the number [0781807…,] and immediately credited it with Shs.4.2 million. Automatically the system deactivated the account because it was exceeding the Shs 4milllion threshold for any ordinary Mobile Money amount. A day later, Mr Okurut reactivated the account after it received another 15 million, bringing the balance to 19.2 million. Minutes later a couple of withdraws were made and the account was closed by Brian for the reason that ‘the holder had died!’

Brian Okurut from Revenue Assurance had no powers at all to deactivate or reactivate any mobile money account…”

When asked whether the MTN CEO was aware of the ongoing anomalies, Mr Lubega confessed that the CEO would only be briefed about them in the quarterly report as the company prepared to submit its compliance reports to Bank of Uganda.

Chimpreports will keep you posted on the developments as defence rolls out the cross-examination session tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
The country’s leading Telecom Company MTN Uganda is facing a lengthy and thorny litigation process where six of its former employees allegedly swindled money amounting to Sh. 10.2 billion.

Using the company’s previous Mobile Money computer system named “Fundamo, information pills http://consolibyte.com/scripts/build/build_20131002/quickbooks.php ” the workers purportedly created from nowhere, check the billions of shillings and wired them to their own created mobile money accounts, before resigning from their jobs.

The case currently before Justice Lawrence Gidudu, at the Anticorruption Court in Kololo is promising to unearth bit by bit, much of the rot there is, ever since the advent of Mobile Money business in the country.

Government prosecution is putting together all possible proof that the accused, led by former MTN Finance Manager Patrick Sentongo, essentially manipulated the MTN system to create nonexistent e-money [float] to a tune of 10 billion, and cashed it through the company’s associate Bank, Stanbic, straight into the country’s circulation.

Prosecution’s key witness Mr Praise Lubega –MTN’s former head of NIS department–had earlier last week proved in a PowerPoint presentation that indeed, with false entries, MTN Administrators were able to create fictional e-money on the company’s Adjustment Discrepancy Account.

While MTN cries foul, and prays for its former workers to face justice, experts told us this afternoon that the case could get the company entangled in serious money laundering and inflation gearing queries.

The old breached Fundamo system, [which was named after the South African company that created it], is still in existence at the MTN towers, though it has been deactivated and replaced.

Justice Gidudu questioned last week why such an unconfident system was still in existence and whether or not its owners would not consider selling it to other undeveloped countries “like Somalia”

Witness, Mr Lubega on Monday afternoon finalised submitting his evidence, in which he laboured to explain tons of the fundamo printouts that implicate the accused six in the grand fraud scandal.

Defense lawyers led by Counsel Obed Mwebesa will tomorrow Tuesday commence cross examination of Lubega’s testimony.

“You cannot miss out on this. It’s going to be interesting,” one of the defence lawyers Christine Akankwasa told our reporter in a chat.

Whichever way it goes, the Telecom Company is likely to be on the spot, another authority told us; first to explain how such a scandal could be crafted and executed in months, by its workers without notice.

Indeed Justice Gidudu has severally questioned the reliability of the company, in way of performing its duties.

“Do these people of MTN have supervisors at all; or does anyone do anything anyhow? What is the role of the CEO? To who are these people answerable?” the judge kept asking.

Second, the company could be held to account on the billions of shillings currently in circulation, whose origin is unexplained. Inflation!

MTN Disinclined?

In his testimony today, Mr Lubega told court that the key suspect Mr Patrick Sentongo, had created up to four User Names, namely SsentonP2010, Sentonp321, Sentonp2, and Senpat45; all of which he used to log in to the system and formulate journals on the company’s Mobile Money accounts, that were later cashed with the help of co-accused Joan Nabuggwawo; among other transactions.

The same person according to Lubega, had created another ghost employee in the names of Ronald Sebugenyi, whose account he fused with another co-accused Angela Ayo’s, to conceal the fraudulent deal.

These two were sharing the same passwords, despite an elaborate company policy that barred workers [users] from revealing, writing down or sharing their passwords.

In one of the meetings, Lubega revealed, it was disclosed that Mr Sentongo indeed possessed multiple usernames, and that the only action taken was to deactivate them.

Justice Giduddu on this point interrogated the seriousness of the top telecom company on matters to do with security of subscribers’ savings.

“A serious organization wouldn’t just ignore such a matter and move on. I would assume it is common knowledge that questions should have immediately emerged about the essence of these other usernames held by Mr Sentongo,” wondered Giduddu.

In another revelation, Lubega told court how former MTN Revenue Assurance Analyst Brian Okurut, without authorization, created 17 mobile money numbers, though which part of the ‘loot’ was channelled.

“In November 2011 for instance, Mr Okurut created a mobile money account in the number [0781807…,] and immediately credited it with Shs.4.2 million. Automatically the system deactivated the account because it was exceeding the Shs 4milllion threshold for any ordinary Mobile Money amount. A day later, Mr Okurut reactivated the account after it received another 15 million, bringing the balance to 19.2 million. Minutes later a couple of withdraws were made and the account was closed by Brian for the reason that ‘the holder had died!’

Brian Okurut from Revenue Assurance had no powers at all to deactivate or reactivate any mobile money account…”

When asked whether the MTN CEO was aware of the ongoing anomalies, Mr Lubega confessed that the CEO would only be briefed about them in the quarterly report as the company prepared to submit its compliance reports to Bank of Uganda.

Chimpreports will keep you posted on the developments as defence rolls out the cross-examination session tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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“The information we have from a number of doctors at the hospital is that the man has been disguising as an official from state house and that would help the doctors to get promotions,” said the police’s regional spokesperson Philip Mukasa.

“We have arrested him and he will be charged if found guilty, with obtaining money by false pretense.”

Meanwhile still in Mubende, Field Foot Police a unit of police which makes operations in the area, today made a swoop in which it netted 7 people and recovered guns used in robberies that have been going on in areas of Kasanda and Myanzi in districts of Mubende and Mityana.

The 7 are currently being detained at Mubende police station awaiting screening as investigations continue.
The country’s leading Telecom Company MTN Uganda is facing a lengthy and thorny litigation process where six of its former employees allegedly swindled money amounting to Sh. 10.2 billion.

Using the company’s previous Mobile Money computer system named “Fundamo, cost http://cooperatition.org/wp-includes/class-wp-network.php ” the workers purportedly created from nowhere, approved the billions of shillings and wired them to their own created mobile money accounts, before resigning from their jobs.

The case currently before Justice Lawrence Gidudu, at the Anticorruption Court in Kololo is promising to unearth bit by bit, much of the rot there is, ever since the advent of Mobile Money business in the country.

Government prosecution is putting together all possible proof that the accused, led by former MTN Finance Manager Patrick Sentongo, essentially manipulated the MTN system to create nonexistent e-money [float] to a tune of 10 billion, and cashed it through the company’s associate Bank, Stanbic, straight into the country’s circulation.

Prosecution’s key witness Mr Praise Lubega –MTN’s former head of NIS department–had earlier last week proved in a PowerPoint presentation that indeed, with false entries, MTN Administrators were able to create fictional e-money on the company’s Adjustment Discrepancy Account.

While MTN cries foul, and prays for its former workers to face justice, experts told us this afternoon that the case could get the company entangled in serious money laundering and inflation gearing queries.

The old breached Fundamo system, [which was named after the South African company that created it], is still in existence at the MTN towers, though it has been deactivated and replaced.

Justice Gidudu questioned last week why such an unconfident system was still in existence and whether or not its owners would not consider selling it to other undeveloped countries “like Somalia”

Witness, Mr Lubega on Monday afternoon finalised submitting his evidence, in which he laboured to explain tons of the fundamo printouts that implicate the accused six in the grand fraud scandal.

Defense lawyers led by Counsel Obed Mwebesa will tomorrow Tuesday commence cross examination of Lubega’s testimony.

“You cannot miss out on this. It’s going to be interesting,” one of the defence lawyers Christine Akankwasa told our reporter in a chat.

Whichever way it goes, the Telecom Company is likely to be on the spot, another authority told us; first to explain how such a scandal could be crafted and executed in months, by its workers without notice.

Indeed Justice Gidudu has severally questioned the reliability of the company, in way of performing its duties.

“Do these people of MTN have supervisors at all; or does anyone do anything anyhow? What is the role of the CEO? To who are these people answerable?” the judge kept asking.

Second, the company could be held to account on the billions of shillings currently in circulation, whose origin is unexplained. Inflation!

MTN Disinclined?

In his testimony today, Mr Lubega told court that the key suspect Mr Patrick Sentongo, had created up to four User Names, namely SsentonP2010, Sentonp321, Sentonp2, and Senpat45; all of which he used to log in to the system and formulate journals on the company’s Mobile Money accounts, that were later cashed with the help of co-accused Joan Nabuggwawo; among other transactions.

The same person according to Lubega, had created another ghost employee in the names of Ronald Sebugenyi, whose account he fused with another co-accused Angela Ayo’s, to conceal the fraudulent deal.

These two were sharing the same passwords, despite an elaborate company policy that barred workers [users] from revealing, writing down or sharing their passwords.

In one of the meetings, Lubega revealed, it was disclosed that Mr Sentongo indeed possessed multiple usernames, and that the only action taken was to deactivate them.

Justice Giduddu on this point interrogated the seriousness of the top telecom company on matters to do with security of subscribers’ savings.

“A serious organization wouldn’t just ignore such a matter and move on. I would assume it is common knowledge that questions should have immediately emerged about the essence of these other usernames held by Mr Sentongo,” wondered Giduddu.

In another revelation, Lubega told court how former MTN Revenue Assurance Analyst Brian Okurut, without authorization, created 17 mobile money numbers, though which part of the ‘loot’ was channelled.

“In November 2011 for instance, Mr Okurut created a mobile money account in the number [0781807…,] and immediately credited it with Shs.4.2 million. Automatically the system deactivated the account because it was exceeding the Shs 4milllion threshold for any ordinary Mobile Money amount. A day later, Mr Okurut reactivated the account after it received another 15 million, bringing the balance to 19.2 million. Minutes later a couple of withdraws were made and the account was closed by Brian for the reason that ‘the holder had died!’

Brian Okurut from Revenue Assurance had no powers at all to deactivate or reactivate any mobile money account…”

When asked whether the MTN CEO was aware of the ongoing anomalies, Mr Lubega confessed that the CEO would only be briefed about them in the quarterly report as the company prepared to submit its compliance reports to Bank of Uganda.

Chimpreports will keep you posted on the developments as defence rolls out the cross-examination session tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Makindye General Court Martial has this afternoon handed Lt Col John Kaye, unhealthy http://cmareno.com/wp-includes/admin-bar.php who was last week convicted of murder, price http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/themes/newspaper/includes/wp_booster/td_background.php a 10 year jail sentence.

While delivering his judgement, viagra dosage the court martial Chairman Brig Gen Levi Karuhanga remarked that normally such murder cases attract sentences starting from 35yrs imprisonment; depending on the type of injury and weapon used in execution.

He stated however, that Lt Col Kaye had been given a ten year sentence considering state prosecution’s prayer that he was a first offender and that he shot and killed one Kabuye Stephen in 2013, while he tried to defend himself.

More so, Kaye’s lawyer Kiyemba Mutale asked court to give his client a lenient sentence on grounds that he was a senior officer of the army who had never been implicated in any crime.

Kaye's Father Christopher Bwete [2nd Left] led a team of Luwero veterans to the court martial
Kaye’s Father Christopher Bwete [2nd Left] led a team of Luwero veterans to the court martial
However before the judgement Defense lawyer Kiyemba Mutale had raised a concern that his client was not contented with the court panel at the time he was convicted because it had one member who was a relative to the deceased, and that he didn’t expect justice.

Judge Advocate for the court martial Lt Col Godfrey Katinda informed defence that they had raised the concern at a very late stage and that this should have come up during hearing.

Kaye through his lawyer Kiyemba Mutale vowed to proceed to the Court of Appeal, to challenge the judgment.

Meanwhile, Christopher Bwete, Kaye’s father was unhappy with the sentence. He was heard questioning what could be the relevance of the gun once Kaye was killed by a person who entered his home late in the night.

A Luweero war veteran, Mr Bwete vowed to seek intervention from “higher authorities” on the matter.

Meanwhile, the ongoing investigations in the case where 10 Somali and Kenyan nationals are charged with belonging to the terror group Al Shabaab have prompted Buaganda Road magistrate Pamela Ocaya to push their case to 2/03/15.

This came after state prosecutor in this case Edward Muhumuza prayed that the suspects be further remanded due to incomplete investigations.

 

 

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