Utilities court hands man one year jail term for electronic fraud

By Ruth Anderah

A man who was arrested with Sim-cards he was using to intercept international calls and receiving them as local has been sentenced to one year in prison for Electronic fraud.
Geoffrey Kasule was last week arraigned before the newly created Standards, Utilities and Wildlife Court and he pleaded guilty to the offence.
The Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda has today handed him a one year jail term for all the three counts including electronic fraud, unauthorized use of computer services and establishing a telecommunication system without a license from the Uganda Communications Commission.
Kasule admitted having installed, maintained and operated the said telecommunication system inside his house at Masanafu- Rubaga Division in Kampala District  between January 19th and May this year.

 

According to UCC’s Head Legal Affairs Abdul Sallam Waiswa, the accused was arrested after Airtel Uganda Network suspected the volume of incoming traffic was not tallying with the expected revenue and notified them.