According to a statement released by MTN Uganda, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has withdrawn the case against the executives based “on the fact that there is no evidence to prosecute”.
Uganda’s biggest network operator added: “This bring to end all matters related to the tax allegation made by dismissed staff, against the MTN Uganda executives.”
HumanIPO reported in December that Judge Lameck N Mukasa, of the Criminal Division of the High Court of Uganda, had thrown out the case and now the DPP has dropped it.
The charges of fraudulent behaviour against MTN Uganda employeesJoseph Joshua Magombe, Daniel Ssegujja, Jerom Okecho and Irene Kauma appear to remain however, since their names have not been included in the operator’s statement.
The charges against the above four mentioned employees related to the alleged stealing of money from the mobile money arm of the business amounting to USh3.1 billion (US$1.2 million).