The Anti-Corruption Court has asked extended criminal summons for the chairperson of Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi, to October 29.
Ntambi once again failed to show up in court on Wednesday morning.
Counsel Dusman Kabega who represented her tood court that she has hypertension and has been admitted in a big hospital since 1 October 2020.
Kabega told court that Ntambi needs alot of sick observations.
Court ordered her to appear on the next hearing without fail to answer several charges of causing financial loss, embezzlement, corruption, abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud.
Her lawyers adduced medical forms before court, indicating that she is sick and therefore she couldn’t attend court proceedings.
Chief Magistrate Pamela Lamunu Ocaya then adjourned the matter to October 29.
Ntambi was last month added to the charge sheet as A10 before the Anti-Corruption Court in the case where nine other officials of the commission have been undergoing trial, charged with defrauding the government of millions of shillings.
She was charged in absentia in the Anti-Corruption Court on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
The charges are as a result of a May 22, 2019 complaint to President Museveni about several staff issues at the commission.