UGANDA Uganda – Edgar Agaba weeps in court over Shs700m theft case 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 931 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 BETTING UGANDA Ugandan health worker loses 6,7 million bet on World Cup game 2 days ago Samuel EXPERTS UGANDA How hackers stole billions from Airtel Money in Uganda 1 week ago Szarlot ONLINE UGANDA Fintech firm MFS Africa granted payments licenses to operate in Uganda 3 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA URA seeks to collect Shs5b from VAT on non-resident tech giants 4 weeks ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA URA registers 21.4% growth in revenue collections 4 weeks ago Szarlot EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda: Galaxy FM Director Dies in Nasty Entebbe Expressway Crash 1 month ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Interpool: Illegal Sports Betting In Macau, Albania & Uganda 1 month ago Szarlot EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda: Why Ura Is Tapping Into Digital Economy to Increase Revenue Collection 2 months ago Samuel HOT NEWS UGANDA Independence Day in Uganda 2 months ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS UGANDA Tackling dangers of gaming is top priority 2 months ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE UGANDA MTN Uganda Announces Top 3 Winners 2 months ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA These are the biggest betting companies in Uganda 3 months ago Samuel 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.