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Court Summons Civil Servants Over Forgery

LIRA – Grade One magistrate’s court in Lira has issued summons for three civil servants accused of forging an attendance list of the annual general meeting of Ayago SACCO.

The summons were issued on April 16 after the three skipped court.

The suspects are; Felix Odongo, a businessman, Lillian Alwedo, Richard Oyuku, and Denis Omara, all primary school teachers, and Josephine Alobo, the commercial officer of Lira. They are battling two counts of obtaining money by false pretense and uttering false documents. 

However, only two of the accused persons; Josephine Alobo and Lillian Alwedo appeared before Lira Grade One Magistrate Hillary Rwamiranga on April 16. 

Three skipped court and they include; Lira businessman Felix Odongo, Richard Oyuku, and Denis Omara, all teachers at Ayago primary school in Lira.

The magistrate remanded Alobo and Alwedo to Lira Central Government Prison until May 1, 2021, and immediately issued summons for the three.

Court heard that the accused, on January 15, 2020, while at Centenary Bank Lira branch, without lawful authority, forged an AGM attendance list of Ayago SACCO members in Lira City West Division.

The prosecution told the court that the accused persons wanted to change signatories to the Sacco’s bank account, but were arrested before they could accomplish their mission.

State Attorney Martin Rukundo also informed the court that investigations were still ongoing.

Ayago SACCO Limited in Lira City East division was established in 2012. It is fully registered with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives.  The Sacco has 2,137 Members, 121 VSLAs, 14 institutions, and a current loan portfolio of over Shs 300m.

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