Convicted Ssentogo charged in court for violence
Posted Thursday, January 24 2013 at 09:16
Meddie Ssentongo is accused of threatening a court bailiff with fully loaded gun in 2011 in Kampala.
Jailed city businessman, Meddie Ssentongo, has been charged with threatening violence, a case that he allegedly committed two years ago.
Ssentongo who is currently serving the 18-months sentence by Anti-corruption Court, appeared at Buganda Road Court before the Chief Magistrate, Ms Eleanor Mary Khainza, for plea and he the denied the offence.
“Court orders you to be return to Luzira Prison until February 6 when you will be produce in this court again for hearing of your trial,” Ms Khainza said.
He (Ssentongo) was last year found guilty of two cases; embezzlement of over Shs11 billion, and conspiracy to defraud Daveshan Development Company Ltd with his accomplice, a convicted former city socialite, Shanita Namuyimba a.k.a Bad Black.
The court yesterday set the hearing date of this matter after the state attorney, Ms Nelly Asiku, submitted that investigations are now complete.
Court heard that Mr Ssentongo, a 28-year- old businessman and currently in Luzira Prison, on October 19, 2011 at Garden City Shopping Mall in Kampala, while carrying a pistol loaded with 12 rounds of ammunition,threatened to injure Mr Christopher Ssebikali, a court bailiff who had gone to arrest him in relation to the embezzlement case for which he was last year convicted.
Last year, the Anti-Corruption Court sentenced his co-accused Namuyimba, a.k.a Bad Black. to four years in jail for embezzling Shs11 billion from Daveshan Company, a company she co-owned with her former lover.