The Anti-Corruption Court has convicted Joseph Sooka a Relations Manager in Charge of the NSSF’s Suspense Account, of Embezzlement of 152,720,670 shillings from the fund.
He has in addition been convicted of Money Laundering, 4 counts of Forgery and 3 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, however the sentences are to run concurrently.
The trial judge Margret Tibulya has also ordered him to compensate NSSF the full sum of UGX 152,720,670 he embezzled and has been barred from holding any public office for 10 years.
The judgment was delivered in the absence of the convict as he absconded during the trial.
Report by: Mpagi Recoboam