Police Arrests Chinese National Over Online Betting Fraud Worth Ugx4.5billion

Police Arrests Chinese National Over Online Betting Fraud Worth Ugx4.5billion

By Spy Uganda

A team from Criminal Investigations Department yesterday 23.06.2023 arrested Mr Yinghe Chen aged 43 years of Chinese nationality and a resident of UCB Zone in Bukoto 1, Nakawa Division in Kampala.

This follows an interagency investigation by the National Cyber TaskForce into allegations of fraud by Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC, with its five (05) subsidiary companies.

The National Cyber Taskforce is comprised of CID, Crime Intelligence (CI), ISO, ESO, CMI, Bank of Uganda, NIRA, NITA Uganda, Uganda Banker Association, among others.


Deputy Police Spokesperson Polly Namaye says the arrest of Mr Chen brings the number of those netted in relation to this fraud to five (05) people. On 11.05.2023, Police arrested Awori Mary, the wife to Mr Yinghe Chen and the registered Director of Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC. On 12.06.2023, Police arrested Akoth Justine Oboth, Achola Mary, and Biira Shamim. These four suspects were all produced in court.

The estimated number of victims stands at 6000 Ugandans with losses of over 4.5 billion shillings. Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC operated under the slogan “You lose, You win” which is believed to have attracted many people to the online betting company.


“The Directorate of CID is working closely with DPP to ensure that Mr Yinghe Chen is produced to court,” says Namaye.

“The Police takes these public interest cases very seriously and we encourage all members of the public who have useful information relating to this investigation to share it with the nearest Police,” she adds.

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