Crime & Investigation

Police Accused of Shielding Mobile Money Fraudster

In a move aimed at consolidating the flourishing bilateral relations between Uganda and Rwanda and boosting regional trade, prostate the two countries will soon host the third Business Forum in Kampala, medications Chimp Corps report.

According to Uganda’s Ambassador to Rwanda, Richard Kabonero, the theme of the Summit is “accelerating regional trade and investment.”

Kabonero said the function will be held at Kampala Serena Hotel on October 7.

Credited for boosting ties with Rwanda and promoting Uganda’s tourism, Kabonero said the “forum will bring together the two states’ business community, government officials, and representatives of professional bodies” to brainstorm on facilitating trade and investments in the region to spur economic growth.

The first forum of its kind was held in 2012 in Kampala.

It was organized by Rwanda High Commission in partnership with Rwanda Development Board.

The second Summit, which was held in Kigali and attended by President Paul Kagame, was organized by Uganda High Commission in partnership with Rwanda Development Board and Private Sector Federation.

Officials say the Kampala business forum will attract approximately 300 participants from all the sectors of the two economies.


The development comes against the backdrop of booming relations between the two countries.

Observers say it is through such initiatives that the two countries have managed to strengthen their cooperation in improving trade relations, investments in transport infrastructural development and regional security.

Kabonero said such conferences are an opportunity for the two countries to market the viable investment projects to the potential investors.

He also cited the need to enlighten private sector on the major positive investment policy changes in terms of business and investment climate and the reforms which have taken place in EAC Member States, particularly Rwanda and Uganda.

“This is because whatever we have been planning during the Northern Corridor Tripartite Summits such as investments in energy, infrastructure and Single Tourist visa will benefit the private sector. Therefore, their input will surely enrich our plans to enhance economic growth,” said Kabonero in an exclusive interview with Chimpreports on Thursday.
A Mobile Money agent in Ishaka Town in Bushenyi District, look David Nuwahereza operating under NUDA Global Services Ltd has accused police of mishandling investigations in a case in which his employee was allegedly defrauded of shs 4 million.

According to David, viagra early in the morning of 31st August, 2014, his employee one, Allan Agaba was robbed of Shs. 4M by one,  Robert Kamugisha who found him at his work place before he grabbed the Money and took off.

David says the matter was then reported to Ishaka police under CRB 380/2014 and with the help of Mbarara Police, the suspect was detained in Mbarara before he was later transferred to Ishaka Police Station.

The vehicle in which he was travelling was also reportedly impounded and kept at Mbarara Police Station.

David also says that after the arrest of Kamugisha, He proposed an out of court settlement and he (Kamugisha) offered to pay shs 2 Million which was mobilized but before it could be paid out to him, a police officer at the counter intercepted the payment.

The complainant further notes that the since that time, the police have been tossing him around and that the suspect has since gained the backup of a man who usually dons military fatigue who he (David) says travels with Kamugisha (suspect) in the car that had been impounded and kept at Mbarara Police Station.

David has since written to the Kigezi Regional Police Commander to intervene in the matter and also says that he is planning to report the matter to the Police Standards Unit in Kampala so that the ‘unprofessional’ behavior by the policemen can be brought to book.

When contacted for a comment, the Bushenyi District Police Commander Anyama Richard said that the role of the police in this matter is not to collect debts but to make investigations and keep the law. “I think investigations are going on and if the complainant is not satisfied, we shall help him go to next step,” Said Anyama.

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