By Kampala Post Reporter
ENTEBBE. Police in Entebbe have arrested nine suspects over their involvement in fake gold deals worth USD160000 (over Shs 576m).
The suspects who are being held at Aviation Police Station in Entebbe to help in investigations are; Dorcus Chibasi, Samson Onyango Wesonga a Kenyan national; Godfrey Kadimba, a security guard at Rangers Security Limited; Manda Mpoyi Rajiv a Congolese national, Immaculate Nsimire a receptionist at Gold Soko Africa Limited, Bachigeya Milenge and Hagen Sadiki Mustafa Ahongeze all workers of Gold Soko Africa Limited.
Police say that the suspects were arrested from Entebbe and Kampala before a search at their other premises in Kiwafu, Kansanga, Makindye Division.
“Exhibits recovered included 15 and a half rolls of brass rods, a fake gold refinery at Gold Soko Africa Limited premises in Kiwafu estates Kasanga, horse pipes, brass rods, powder, two pairs of radio communication chargers, motor vehicle registration number UAS 356S, CCTV cameras, trade licenses and stamps among others were recovered during the search,” Police said in a statement.
Deputy Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango has confirmed the arrests saying the detained suspects will help in the investigation and that the arrests followed a tip-off by Adham Eltejani, 45, a Sudan national whom he (Onyango) said reported a case of gold theft valued at USD160000 (10kgs) at Entebbe Police Station prompting an investigation that kicked off on June 6, 2018 that led to the arrest of the said suspects.
He however warned the public against their involvement in dubious or suspicious deals advising that gold is best verified through a laboratory test.