MTN CEO deported over company’s dealings that are considered “prejudicial to national security”.

MTN CEO, Win Van Helleput
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MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer – CEO, Win Van Helleput was yesterday deported on orders of the Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo.

CEO’s deportation came after a 4 hour interrogation by police, Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) and Joint Anti-terrorism Taskforce operatives at the special investigations division of Police in Kireka 14th, Fabruary – Thursday morning.

Being the fourth employee of the telecom giant to be deported since January 2019, Win Van, was according to police deported over allegations of engaging in acts that compromise the country’s security state.

It can be remembered that MTN has so far got its four employees deported since opening of 2019 and these include Olivier Alexander Benoit Prentout, a French national, Annie Bilenge Tabura, a Rwandan national, and Elisa Muzzolini, an Italian who were dismissed over similar circumstances.

Among the 4 ejected MTN officials only Mussolini got a chance to speak out the cause her ejection, saying she was ejected from the country for allegedly inciting violence by funding Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyandondo East MP and People Power architect.

Win Van helleputte allegedly left the country at around midnight back to his home country – Belgium.

Investigations over the matter commenced last year in July, when the ISO team raided MTN call center in Mutundwe and went away with a server computer which is believed to be helping security organs to source all the secret data.

More cases and finding are expected to unveil as time goes by.

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