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May 19, 2024
Kampala Daily

Rwandan National Charged For Impersonating URA Official

Tusiime Godfrey, a 38-year-old resident of Bwezibwera, Kiboga District, has been charged with two counts of impersonating a Uganda Revenue Authority officer and obtaining money by false pretence.

Prosecution led by Hilda Atusimiire, the Ag. Sup. Prosecution and  Aliddeki Ssali Alex, the Ag. Manager Customs and NTR Prosecution at URA told court that the accused committed the crimes in Kasanda District between March 2024 and April 2024 where he posed as a URA official and conducted compliance checks on Unvira Mumaana Enterprises (SMS Ltd).

“He conducted compliance checks and obtained UGX 3 million from Ssebunje Sulaiman, the owner of Unvira Mumaana Enterprises, under the pretext that he would clear him with digital tax stamps,” Atusimiire told the court.

This is contrary to sections 198(a) and (b) of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act 2014, and section 305 of the Penal Code Act, cap 120.

Tusiime’s application for bail was denied by the court, as it found his sureties not substantial.

“Your sureties are not substantial because they have not presented proof of their employment and business. So, your bail application is denied,” His Worship Christopher Opit ruled.

He was remanded until May 14, 2024.

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