Appearing before Beatrice Kainza, the City Hall Grade One Magistrate on Tuesday, Chelangat, who is also the last state witness said she had found significant similarities in the signatures on documents the accused used for receipting the money and their statements.
The move which seeks to curb money laundering and terrorist activities is entrenched in an amendment to the anti-money laundering law presented by state Minister for Finance David Bahati to parliament this afternoon.
UCC Executive Director Godfrey Mutabaazi says that the broadcasters have since requested the regulator to conduct separate investigations into the alleged breach. He says that the National Association of Broadcasters-NAB argued that the companies could have not collectively breached the standards to warrant collective punishment.
It is alleged that Wabomba disappeared from home on May 1, 2019, and thereafter called a number of his relative’s saying that his kidnappers were demanding a ransom of three million Shillings to guarantee his release.
They were arrested by the Environmental Protection Police Unit and National Environment Management Authority-NEMA officials during an operation conducted in Palaro Sub County in Gulu and Arana village in Lungulu Sub County in Nwoya.