The Anti-corruption Court has banned Ferdinand Wamala, a former Uganda Revenue Authority employee from holding a government office for the next 10 years.
Wamala was also fined Shs8million by Chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu Ocaya, after he confessed to soliciting and taking a bribe of Shs45m from Abdulnoor Okumu Ikaata, a sugarcane grower in Busoga Sub-region to help him evade taxes worth Shs3.7b.
The money was allegedly accumulated between January 2012 to December 2017.
Wamala was arrested by Lt Col Edith Nakalema’s State House Anti-corruption Unit, together with Hassan Miiro, a former tax officer, in February 2019.
“The convict is hereby sentenced to a fine of Shs4m on each of the two offences (soliciting and taking a bribe) or one year in jail for each offence. Both sentences shall run consecutively. No order for compensation is made since the money was recovered,” Ms Ocaya ruled on Tuesday.
Miiro’s case will be heard on July 11.