Two fuel dealers jointly charged with Total Uganda staff granted bail
Two fuel dealers with Total Uganda Ltd have been arraigned before the anti-corruption court and faced charges of theft plus conspiracy to defraud the petroleum firm of petrol, diesel and lubricants.
worth shs32.2 billion.
Deogracious Twagirayezu and Bbuye Joseph are jointly charged with 5 Total staff including Senior Accountant Sebalu Moses, Taxation Officer Belinda Nakassi, Cashier Priscilla Nansikombi, Procurement Officer Rita Mbabazi Daphine and former Treasury Manager Mboizi Lillian Ssanyu -who is on Criminal Summons.
Prosecution alleges that five fuel dealers Deogracious Twagirayezu, Bbuye Joseph, Hamel Kotech, Innocent Tugume and Kaggwa Evelyn – who is also on Criminal Summons allegedly conspired with the five total staff and received total stolen property after which fictitious payment entries were posted into the computer network of total to show that the money had been paid by the businessmen into the company’s bank account yet it wasn’t.
They are said to have committed the offence between 1st September 2017 and 30th September 2018 at Total Head Offices on 8th Street Industrial Area in Kampala and other offices in Wakiso plus Mukono.
Twagirayezu and Bbuye have appeared before Chief Magistrate Pamella Lamunu Ochaya and denied the allegations before being granted cash bail of shs20million, ordered to deposit their certificates of land titles and valid passports before they can be released from custody.
Now a total of eight accused persons are already before court but criminal summons have been issued to Mboizi Lillian Ssanyu- Total’s former Treasury Manager and Kaggwa Evelyn, a usinesswoman dealing with Total Uganda Ltd to appear in court on 9th December 2020 without fail.
Prosecution’s Kyasimire Jackie today informed court that investigations are still ongoing.