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Two judicial officials in court over fraud

By Michael Odeng

Added 3rd May 2016 02:45 PM

According to court documents, Kiiza on June 19, 2015, at JSC offices located at Farmer’s House in Kampala, with intention to defraud forged a “goods-received note” serial no. 00269, showing that JSC had received 444 copies of citizens handbooks whereas not.

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According to court documents, Kiiza on June 19, 2015, at JSC offices located at Farmer’s House in Kampala, with intention to defraud forged a “goods-received note” serial no. 00269, showing that JSC had received 444 copies of citizens handbooks whereas not.

Two Judicial Service Commission (JSC) officials are battling charges of fraud before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court.

Pastor Kiiza, 45, an office supervisor and Moses Waiswa, 36, an internal auditor in JSC were last Thursday charged with uttering false documents, forgery and conspiracy to commit an offence contrary to the Penal Code Act (PCA) by Chief Magistrate, Jamson Karemani.

The charges are related to the failed procurement of 444 copies of citizens hand books meant for the Judiciary.

Kiiza is a resident of Ntuuse in Nsambya, a Kampala suburb while Waiswa is a resident of Kyanja in Wakiso District.

About a fortnight ago, Karemani read the charges to the accused and they denied it, saying they did not commit the offence.

The Resident State Attorney, Jonathan Muwaganya told court that investigations into the matter were complete and that the state was ready for trial.

This prompted the trial magistrate to set May 11, 2016 as the inaugural date for the hearing of the case.

The accused are currently out on a cash bail of sh1m each upon presenting substantial sureties in court who were also bonded at sh10m each not cash.

According to court documents, Kiiza on June 19, 2015, at JSC offices located at Farmer’s House in Kampala, with intention to defraud forged a “goods-received note” serial no. 00269, showing that JSC had received 444 copies of citizens handbooks whereas not.

Prosecution further alleges that Kiiza in the same period fraudulently uttered the said false “goods-received” note to one Aminah Nabulime, the procurement officer and Kagole Kivumbi, the accounting officer, to enable process payment for the purported delivery of the 444 copies of the handbooks.

Meanwhile, on the count of conspiracy to commit a felony, Prosecution alleges that the accused on June 19, 2015 in the same period conspired to forge the “goods-received” note in order to defraud JSC of sh6m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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