By Kampala Post Reporter
Five people have been remanded to Luzira Government Prison for conning a businessman over Shs1.6b in a fake gold deal.
The same people who were initially involved in conniving and conning a Lebanese businessman of Shs600m 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 were charged at Law Development Centre (LDC) Court – Makerere on Friday and several cases read to them amongst which is trying to con another businessman known as Nasser Akil.
“At LDC Court, the magistrate George Watekyere read charges of conniving to obtain money by false pretence amounting to Shs1.602b from Nasri Akil promising to sell to him 14kgs of real gold and trying to defraud an addition amount to a tune of Shs163m,” reads in parts a statement from Kampala Metropolitan Police on Saturday.
Other counts include criminal trespass in Makerere University which occurred on January 10, 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.
These suspects were first arrested at City Hall on Friday February 9, 2018 after police identifying other criminal files necessitating their arrest.
While at City Hall Court, they were charged with conning a Lebanese Businessman known as Muhammad Soubhi Assi of 687million Uganda Shillings.