UGANDA Uganda – Edgar Agaba weeps in court over Shs700m theft case 4 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,052 Mr Edgar Agaba, the chief executive officer of Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board, broke down in court as the clerk read to him charges of stealing more than Shs700m and causing financial loss of Shs350m to government. He was jointly charged with his manager for finance and administration, Mr John Patrick Kazoora, on offences of embezzlement and causing financial loss. They appeared before Chief Magistrate, Ms Pamela Lamunu Ocaya of the Anti-Corruption Court at Kololo. They denied the charges and were later released on a cash bail of Shs20m. They were ordered to deposit their passports in court. “I have heard the submissions for and against the bail application for the two accused persons. The accused persons have proved that they have fixed places of residence,” Ms Ocaya said. The magistrate adjourned the case to August 16 to allow completion of investigations by the state. Prosecution alleges that between October 2018 and February this year at Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board offices in Kampala, Mr Agaba and Kazoora stole Shs352.5m belonging to government. In the second count the prosecution contends that the duo approved and forwarded requisition documents for payment of Shs470m to the Ministry of Finance purporting the same to be payment for hotel services rendered during the sensitisation exercise of Kampala Central Division technical staff for four days while knowing the same to have been conducted for only one day, which caused financial loss of about Shs352,500,000. Stealing the money The state alleges that between January and May this year at the board offices, Mr Agaba and Mr Kazoora also stole Shs360m which money was approved as part of the Shs470m for payment of hotel services rendered during the sensitisation exercise of boda-boda riders from Kawempe Division for four days. Mr Agaba and Kazoora are part of the senior government officials being probed by the Anti-Corruption Unit of State House headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema in regard to abuse of office, causing financial loss and embezzlement. Others include officials from the Uganda Human Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission. Source: dailymonitor About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Agaba Edgar, Gaming Board, Uganda Continue Reading Previous Uganda – Why government is seeking to control lucrative gambling sectorNext Uganda – how regulated gambling in Uganda More Stories BILLIARD UGANDA BWANIKA MANSOOR and NAIGA LUKIA wins the E-PLAYAFRICA POOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 3 days ago Fahad Luyzburg EXPERTS UGANDA Online gambling firms accused of exploiting lucrative African markets 7 days ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Uganda: Makerere University Student Fakes Own Kidnap After Losing Fees in Sports Betting 1 week ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA How tax changes could impact you 4 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA BtoBet Extends Partnership with Leading Operator in Africa 1 month ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Understanding betting in live mode on Melbet 1 month ago Samuel UGANDA WORLD NEWS Expand Your Network In East Africa With SBEA+ Summit 2023 1 month ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda: Musasizi Defends Decision to Tax Twitter and Netflix 2 months ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Ugandan government to increase gaming tax by 10 percent 2 months ago Iwo Bulski BETTING UGANDA Uganda: Four arrested over robbery of betting company 2 months ago Szarlot EXPERTS UGANDA Everything You Need to Know About the Gambling Industry in Uganda 2 months ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Gambler accuses betting firm betPawa of refusing to pay his sh10m 3 months ago Szarlot Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.