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Two NDA Bosses, NGO Director Jailed Over Theft of Shs21b Gov’t Drugs

By Our Reporter

 

NATIONAL

 

Two officials of the National Drug Authority (NDA) and an Executive Director of Women in Development, a community based organisation in Oyam District have been sent to prison on remand.

 

The trio identified as Mr Ivan Luswata, 33, the customer and ware house delivery manager, Ms Onying Proscovia, 35, a customer relations assistant of Joint Medical Stores, and Ms Jane Frances Oling, 37, the executive director of Women in Development were remanded on Friday 4th March, 2022.

 

The trio is being charged with theft, storage of classified drugs, carrying out business to supply restricted drugs and conspiracy to commit a felony.

 

 

They denied the charges of theft, storage of classified drugs, carrying out business to supply restricted drugs and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Prosecution led by Charlotte Nanziri informed court presided over by Magistrate Rhonah Tukundane that investigations into the case were incomplete before asking for more time.

 

The Magistrate charged and remanded the trio to Kitalya prison after they were found with government drugs worth more than Shs21 billion.

The trio were charged before Makindye Chief Magistrate’s Court last Friday.

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