The Anti-Corruption Court has convicted Sooka Joseph, the Relations Manager in Charge of the National Social Security Fund’s Suspense Account of embezzlement of UGX 152,720,670 from NSSF.
Sooka appeared before the Kololo-based court on Friday, February 17, 2023.
He was in addition, convicted of laundering the embezzled funds, four counts of forgery and three counts of uttering false documents.
He has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in respect of the embezzlement charge, 5 years imprisonment for money laundering, 3 years imprisonment on each count of forgery and 3 years imprisonment on each count of uttering false documents.
The sentences are to run concurrently.
He has also been ordered to compensate NSSF the full sum of UGX 152,720,670.
He has further been barred from holding a public office for 10 years.
The case was prosecuted by Harriet Angom, Chief State Attorney, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The judgment was delivered in the absence of the convict as he absconded during the trial.
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