Six former MTN employees were recently found guilty of tampering with the mobile money systems in a bid to steal money worth more than Shs 3 billion.
According to an article by MobileMoneyAfrica, the six former workers were convicted by the Anti-Corruption Court with three other workers being cleared of any wrong doings.
“The Anti-Corruption Court yesterday convicted six MTN staff after they were found guilty of illegally gaining access to the mobile money system and wired cash amounting to more than Shs3 billion to various money agent lines that they shared thereafter. The court presided over by Justice Paul Mugamba also found three other MTN staff innocent of similar charges after prosecution failed to make a case against them and freed them accordingly,” states the article which was initially published in The Monitor.
The nine were facing charges ranging from embezzlement, theft, conspiracy to commit a felony, unauthorised access and electronic fraud. continued
The six are Edrisa Sserunkuma, Joseph Magombe, Daniel Ssegujja, Henry Edgar Matovu, Irene Kauma and Peter Ayebare.
Those freed by the presiding judge include Jerom Oketcho Jackchar, Joshua Kulaba and Mary Nassejje.
Source : CIO East Africa