James King Bagyenzi, the Acting Station Manager of Hope Radio in Kabale District has been arrested on allegations of stealing filming equipment and money from a Canadian National, all valued at about $8800 or Shs 33 million.
Bagyenzi who is also the Executive Director of Reel Impact foundation that shoots films is said to have failed to return the equipment of a Canadian identified as Harry Cherniack, including drones, cameras, tripods, a MacBook laptop, camera reflectors among others.
Charniack told our reporter that some years back he partnered with Bagyenzi through his organization to support the youths in Kigezi region to join the film industry.
He says he agreed to support the activities through his Canada based project called United in Field but on condition that Bagyenzi should hand over the equipment at any time he wants them.
Charniack says in 2019, Bagyenzi started threatening and telling him to be careful because he is a foreigner.
As the misunderstandings carried, he says he decided on 21th December 2020 to drag his partner to Kabale Central police station for failing to give him his equipment.
Elly Maate the Kigezi Region Police spokesperson says that the Bagyenzi was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and is currently detained at Kabale Central police station.
Some of the equipment, he says have been recovered from him.