The Anti-Corruption Court has convicted Mr. Sooka Joseph, Relations Manager in Charge of the NSSF’s Suspense Account of Embezzlement of UGX 152,720,670 from NSSF. He was in addition, convicted of Money Laundering for laundering the embezzled funds, 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. 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 Ms. Harriet Angom – Chief State Attorney, ODPP.
The judgment was delivered in the absence of the convict as he absconded during the trial.