The accused is a Medical Representative at JMS and was on Thursday arraigned before the Kampala Anti-Corruption Court Grade One Magistrate Sarah Namusobya Mutebi, charged with one count of embezzlement and two others of forgery.
Henry Ssenfuma who is accused of theft appearing at the Anti Corruption Court on Thursday
34-year-old Henry Ssenfuma has been remanded to Kitalya government prison on three
charges related to theft of drugs worth seven million shillings belonging to
Joint Medical Stores -JMS. JMS is a private Pharmaceutical store owned by the Catholic
and Anglican medical bureaus.
Ssenfuma a Medical Representative at JMS was on Thursday
arraigned before the Kampala Anti-Corruption Court Grade One Magistrate Sarah
Namusobya Mutebi and charged with one count of embezzlement and two other of forgery.
Court heard that on October 10th and 11th 2016 in Kampala,
Ssenfuma while employed by Joint Medical Stores as a Medical Representative
stole 800 packs of Ampicillin capsules worth four million shillings which was a
property of Joint Medical Stores to which he had access by virtue of his
Ampicillin is an antibiotic
used to prevent and treat a number of bacterial infections, such as respiratory
tract infections, urinary tract infections and meningitis.
The Prosecution also alleges that on the same day, Ssenfuma
forged an invoice indicating that he had sold 200 packs of Ampicillin capsules
worth one million Shillings on credit to Baka Pharmaceutical Limited claiming
that he had been authorized by the Manager of the JMS Warehouse which was not true.
Court also heard that Ssenfuma allegedly forged another
invoice for 600 packs of Ampicillin capsules worth three million shillings
purporting that the same had been ordered for by Amigos Health Care services
and supplies whereas not.
Ssenfuma who looked composed before the trial magistrate denied all
the charges. But he couldn't ask for bail since he neither had any surety present at court nor a lawyer.
Accordingly, Ssenfuma has been sent to Kitalya Government's
prison until October 8 2020 when he will be appearing in court via video conferencing technology
for mentioning of his charges and bail application.
Ssenfuma was arrested by police detectives attached to Joint
Medical Stores and later handed over to the CID headquarters in Kibuli who produced him him court this morning for plea taking, according to
CID Spokesperson Charles Twine.