Crime & Investigation

Takuba Fraud Case Trial to Resume

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has announced the capture of Rodrigue Ngaibona, information pills leader of the anti-Balaka militia, check in what is being hailed as the Mission’s first high-profile arrest of 2015.

Addressing the daily press briefing at UN Headquarters in New York, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters that peacekeepers serving with the integrated stabilization Mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, apprehended Mr. Ngaibona in the town of Bouca following an arrest warrant issued by the country’s Public Prosecutor.

Mr. Ngaibona, who also goes by the nom de guerre ‘General Andilo,’ was then brought to Bossangoa by the ‘blue helmets’ who subsequently handed him over to the authorities.

More than two years of civil war and sectarian violence have displaced thousands of people in the CAR amid continuing clashes between the mainly Muslim Séléka alliance and anti-Balaka militia, which are mostly Christian.

Rwanda deployed a contingent of 140 police officers and maintains other 850 troops in CAR.

The Rwandan troops, who are among the forces shifting from MISCA to MINUSCA, have been credited for restoring relative peace and security since their arrival in January including disarming and opening routes that had been closed by the warring parties.

Under the new UN-backed mission, both Rwanda Police and military are based and operate within Bangui.

The mandate remains similar and includes conducting patrols, ensuring protection of VIPs as well as key installations amongst others.


The Rwanda military peacekeepers continue to be responsible for guarding and escorting the Head of State as well as other high ranking officials.

According to UN estimates, nearly 440,000 people remain displaced inside the country while some 190,000 have sought asylum across the borders. At the same time, more than 36,000 people – including the Peuhl ethnic group – remain trapped in enclaves across the country, hoping to find asylum in neighbouring States.

Since September 2014, MINUSCA has arrested over 200 individuals in its support to the CAR authorities to maintain rule of law.

Nonetheless, the situation in the country remains tenuous, with Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, recently warning that the atmosphere in the Central African Republic was potentially explosive.

The trial of former Kawempe Division LC3 chairperson Nasser Takuba Kibirige on charges of forging and obtaining a Land title through fraudulent means has been set for February 10, story 2015.

The development was announced by Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Lillian Buchana on Monday after prosecution led by Lillian Omara informed court that investigations in the case are complete.

Omara said she had instructions from the Director of Public Prosecutions to have Takuba face trial.

Takuba is jointly charged with Valentine Kajungu, a medical dispenser.

Prosecution alleges that the duo between 2002 and 2011 within Kampala district forged  transfer forms in the names of the late Scholastica Nanteza Mukungu  purporting that she is the sole beneficially  of  the estate of the late  Samuel Mukungu in Kyadondo – Nakyesanja  whereas not

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