Mayoral aspirant arrested for fraud
DETECTIVES HAVE arrested a former National Resistance Movement Kampala City mayoral aspirant on allegations of conning a senior presidential assistant and her business partner of more than Ush450 million ($122,280).
Muhammad Kasule allegedly conned Florence Kiremerwa and Richard Richards of the said money after promising to deliver to them two kilogrammes of gold.
Vincent Ssekatte, the spokesman of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations said a complaint was made to DCI which arrested Kasule on charges of obtaining money by false pretence, presenting false documents and forgery.
It is alleged that Kasule promised to sell Ms Kiremerwa and Mr Richards gold worth $50,000 mid last year. Mr Richards wired $48,000 to Ms Kiremerwa’s bank account. She transferred the money to Kasule’s account in KCB main branch in Kampala.
Mr Ssekatte said Kasule didn’t deliver the two kilogrammes of gold.