By Mirembe Martina
An MTN manager, Mark Ngobi Obbo has been charged with theft of Samsung smart-phones.
Obbo, a former sales and accounts of MTN is being charged with allegedly stealing over 126 phones. A resident of Kyaliwajala –Namugongo in Wakiso district, appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Olive Kazarwe. “It is alleged that you, Ngobi, stole Samsung smart-phones valued at sh270,572,190, property of MTN Uganda,” read in part the charge sheet.
He committed the offense between July 2012 and June 2013 at the MTN headquarters in Kampala. He however denied the charges as his lawyer Sabstian Amaru Orach applied for bail on grounds that Ngobi had a right to bail and the charges he is facing are bailable by the Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Prosecutor Peace Biira informed court that investigations are still ongoing. Obbo’s lawyer presented two sureties who included his wife Carline Ainebwa, a banker with Barclays Bank and Pastor Phillip Omondi of Hope Deliverance Church in Nakulabye. “The accused is hereby granted bail of sh2m cash and his sureties are bonded at sh14m not cash,” Magistrate Kazarwe stated as she released Ngobi.
She also ordered that he produces a local council (LC) letter with passport photos attached to prove his area of residence in addition to depositing his passport in court.
The case to November 14, 2013 for mention.