More MTN Staff Investigated for Compromising National Security

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The employees whose identities are still being withheld by security have recorded statements with the Special Investigations Unit of Uganda Police.

More employees of MTN, are being investigated for allegedly compromising National Security. The employees whose identities are still being withheld by security have recorded statements with the Special Investigations Unit of Uganda Police.
 
Others are yet to be summoned. The investigations started in July 2018 after operatives from the Security Organisation (ISO) raided the MTN Data center in Mutundwe, a Kampala suburb and confiscated servers.

A highly placed security source told URN that the raid was prompted by intelligence relating to espionage, tax evasion and money laundering. Security has been analyzing the data until a few weeks ago when a team comprising of personnel from the Criminal Investigations Department, ISO, ESO and Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence was constituted. 

The team is supervised by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) Sabiiti Muzeeyi. Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, says investigations are ongoing.
 
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Just last week, three senior MTN employees including Elsa Mussolini, an Italian national and General Manager Mobile Finance Services, Olivier Pentout, French national and MTN Chief marketing officer and Annie Bilenge Tabura, Rwandan national and head of sales and distribution were deported to their respective countries.

Attempt to access their deportation orders from police, Immigration and CMI has been futile. Most of the officials contacted by URN said the orders were protected and a matter of national security.

Only Mussolini has spoken out about her deportation. She claimed to have been ejected for allegedly inciting violence for Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of parliament.

 

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Jeanne started out as a political and crime reporter for NBS television in 2010. She went on to become a news director at the station before leaving in 2012 to join The Daily Monitor as an investigative reporter in 2012.

Jeanne is ambitious to improve her investigative reporting skills. Jeanne’s focus for much of her five year career has been to report on crime and security.