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Gulu varsity dean interdicted over theft allegations

Gulu | THE NORTHERN LINK UG| – Gulu University Dean of students who had been sent to prison over allegations of theft, forgery, and uttering a false document has been interdicted.

Christopher Mwetwale Mpora was last week sent on remand by the Gulu Grade One Magistrate Christine Turibamwe.

According to a letter written by the University Secretary David Obol Ottori, dated April 6, 2021, the interdiction is to allow him to step aside from duty to settle the case that saw him remanded to prison.

The interdiction is in line with provisions of the Gulu university human resource manual of 2017 section 14. 2,3 (d) that requires an employee of the university to behave properly at all times with integrity and courtesy to keep university public image as a respectable institution of Uganda public service standing order (f-r) (16) and (L-s) 2010, the letter reads in part.

James Onono Ojok, the Assistant University Public Relations officer says that the university will accord him the opportunity to be heard in line with the principles of natural justice.

Court heard that on June 15, 2020, at Centenary Bank in Gulu city, Mpora knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document to wit a forged Centenary Bank Gulu branch withdrawal form of cash sh3,550,000 in the names of Goma Oil Ginnery and that he stole the money belonging to Mildred Anena Alou.

Mpora and Anena opened a joint business of a petrol station called Goma Oil Ginnery, in Koch-Goma Sub County in Nwoya district.

Mpora allegedly withdrew the money fraudulently by forging Anena’s signature.

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