It is alleged that between October 2005 and 2016, the trio entered an employment contract with a non-existent Russian pilot, Valerie Ketrisk on behalf of the Defense Ministry. During the same period, they fraudulently received money up to USD 618,000 ( 2 .7 billion Shillings ) that was purportedly meant for the non-existent Russian pilot. The money was channelled through Barclays Bank.
Obua was found guilty of embezzlement and abuse of office. Court heard that Obua stole 170 million Shillings which he had access to by virtue of his office while serving at the Anti-Theft Stock Unit ASTU tactical headquarters in Katakwi District, between September 12 and 13, 2006.