Elsa Muzzolini, the former head of Mobile Money at MTN Uganda has come out to say that she was accused of funding People Power’s Robert Kayagulanyi alias Bobi Wine during the protests against the 1% tax that was imposed on Mobile money transactions by government.
In a leaked whats-app chat that is suspected to belong to the MTN employees group, Muzzolini is seen telling her workmates that she did not get time to bid them farewell.
“Yello team, I am deported tonight. Hoping to be one day able to say a proper goodbye to you all,” Muzzolini wrote.
Asked what was the cause of her repatriation, she responded, “main allegation that I gave money to Bobi Wine during the 1% tax campaign.”
Muzzolini is an Italian national.
Ms Elsa Muzzolini was deported after spending almost 4 hours being questioned by police authorities. She is accused of inciting violence.
This was shortly after two other MTN Employees, Annie Tabura and Olivier Prentout were also arrested and deported on cases of threatening national security.
Ms Muzzolini and Anthony Katamba, the general Manger Corporate services and chief legal counsel were summoned to appear before the Special Investigations Division (SID) and this resulted to Muzzolini being deported nevertheless, Katamba’s fate is still indistinct.
Though details of the allegation are not yet clear, Police Spokes Person, Fred Enanga confirmed Ms Muzzolini’s deportation to Italy
Mr Enanga added saying, “Investigations are still ongoing on why they participated in incitement to violence. The SID has several leads that they are following in this case.”
MTN has been under investigation since last year July 2018 when ISO made an abrupt raid at their data centre in Mutundwe and switched off four servers. Security personnel raided the data centre in the night and forced the Data Centre manager Moses Keefah Musasizi out as they proceeded with their search.
MTN then wrote to the to the Executive Director Uganda Communication Commission Godfrey Mutabazi, claiming that the raid was illegal and they had not been served with a search warrant