By Kampala Post Reporter
Kampala Metropolitan Police have arrested a man for allegedly obtaining goods by false pretense and issuing a bounced cheque.
The suspect identified as Edwin Bekunda Atukunda, founder of Edwin Foundation Tea Initiative (EFOTI) issued a bounced cheque of Shs10 million to a client which led to his arrest.
His arrest triggered hundreds of suspected creditors to flock Kampala Metropolitan Police headquarters.
"The out-growers said he had got seedlings from them but had failed to pay and gone into hiding," reads a statement from Kampala Metropolitan Police.
The total claim from out growers is to the tune of Shs523million.
Police revealed however that some of the complaints are civil in nature and complainants were advised to seek remedies in courts of law.
"The suspect has been transferred to Fort Portal to face criminal cases of obtaining goods by false pretense and issuing a false cheque," the statement adds.