Five people involved in conniving and conning a Lebanese businessman of 600 million Shillings in a fake gold deal have been arraigned before court on fresh charges.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Police, the suspects identified as Stella Dindi, David Kironde, Richard Kamugisha, Nasser Kibirige and Yazid Kabonge have been charged at Law Development Centre Court – Makerere. Several offences read to them include trying to con another businessman known as Nasser Akil.
“These suspects were first arrested at City Hall on Friday 9th February 2018 after police identifying other criminal files necessitating their re-arrest,” KMP adds.
While at City Hall Court they had been charged with conning a Lebanese Businessman known as Muhammad Soubhi Assi of 687 million Uganda Shillings.
At LDC Court, the magistrate George Watekyere read charges of conniving to obtain money by false pretence amounting to 1.602 billion Shillings from Nasri Akil promising to sell to him 14 kgs of real gold and trying to defraud an addition amount to a tune of UGX 163 million Shs.
Other counts include criminal trespass in Makerere University which occurred on the 10th January 2018 with intent to defraud Akil Nasir.
Kamugisha was also separately charged with impersonating as a Makerere Laboratory Staff.
The defendant's lawyer Simon Peter Musangala was however concerned with the way his clients were arrested after securing bail at City Hall Court and detained on the same charges. He asked court to grant them bail.
The state prosecutor Roy Karungi requested that the magistrate be given two days to look into the sureties. The magistrate remanded the suspects to Luzira Government Prison until Thursday next week.