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Man Remanded Over Drugs Stolen From Christians' Medical Stores

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 office. 

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.

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