00:00:00 IGIHE NETWORK KINYARWANDA ENGLISH FRANCAIS

DRC: Two senior military officers appear before court over embezzling salaries

By Esther Muhozi
On 26 March 2024 at 12:56

The Supreme Military Court of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is currently trying two soldiers with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, accused of embezzling soldiers’ salaries.

These officers are Gabriel Kasongo, responsible for the salaries of soldiers on leave, and Jerry Ngoy Katengo, in charge of the soldiers’ census.

The prosecution presents evidence that these officers also attempted to bribe the commission responsible for financial oversight, IGF, which was auditing how the soldiers were paid their salaries.

Lt Col Ngoy explained that he paid the salaries of all soldiers working in the 34th military region, indicating that the problem occurred with those who were sent to work in other regions.

As Radio Okapi explained, there was also an issue with the list of those paid, showing that the signatures appeared to be similar. This suggests that some of them might not have received their money.


Advertisement

YOUR OPINION ABOUT THIS ARTICLE

RULES AND REGULATIONS
Kwamamaza