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Former UMI finance director charged with fraud

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By Juliet Kigongo

Posted  Thursday, July 17   2014 at  14:59
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KAMPALA.

A former director at Uganda Management Institute (UMI) has been charged with fraud after he was accused of causing financial loss of Shs200 million to the educational institution.

Mr Deo Lukoni Bbosa, who formerly worked as director of finance and administrations at UMI appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court and denied the charges. He was released on a cash bail of Shs2m. Mr Bbosa is jointly charged with Mr Kasozi Mulindwa, a former worker at the same management training centre.

“The offence against the accused person is bailable and this court finds the sureties presented substantial,” trial Magistrate Sarah Ms Langa adding, “Let me hope the second accused person (Mr Mulindwa) is not falling sick for fear to appear in court. You should advise him to turn up in court next time,” said Ms Langa, after she was told that Mr Mulindwa.

Mr Mulindwa’s lawyer Mr Muzamiru Kibeedi told court that his client could not attend court because he was ill.

“Mr Mulindwa fainted on his way to my office and was rushed to hospital,” Mr Kibeedi said.

Consequently, the magistrate ordered Mr Bbosa to appear in court on August 7 for mention of his case before extended the criminal summons against Mr Mulindwa.

State lawyer, Barbara Kavuma asked court for more time to enable the state complete their investigations.

Utility

Prosecution alleges that between July 2009 and January 2012 while in office at UMI in Kampala District, the accused obtained Shs270 million purportedly as car benefits, double advanced payment and monthly allowances well knowing such an act would cause loss to the institute.

jkigongo@ug.nationmedia.com