State House Anti-Corruption Unit Nabs Businessman Accused Of Defrauding Kenyan Investor Of UGX 1.3 Billion

State House Anti-Corruption Unit Nabs Businessman Accused Of Defrauding Kenyan Investor Of UGX 1.3 Billion

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: State House Anti Corruption unit together with police have arrested a businessman who allegedly defrauded a Kenyan investor, Ugx1.3 billion.

According to the Unit, Elijah Martin Rusoke aka Albert Kamugisha was released last year after being arraigned before City Hall court and charged with two counts of obtaining money by false pretense and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Prosecution alleges that the he and others committed the offense between July and August 2022 at Musangala and Co Advocates in Kampala when they obtained $361,151.79 (about Shs 1.3 billion) from James Mirimi an investor from Kenya by falsely pretending that their company, Sagoo Electrical Uganda Limited had been awarded a contract by the NRM contracts committee to supply generators in various hospitals that were allegedly under construction in the country whereas not.

Rusoke denied the charges and was remanded, but later released on bond.

However, State House Anti Corruption Unit on Friday arraigned Rusoke before the KCCA Chief Magistrates Court on charges of giving false information and making false declaration to obtain a passport.

”The accused fraudulently acquired a second passport in an attempt to escape prosecution since he had earlier deposited his passport as a condition for his release in a case under investigation by Anti Corruption Unit,” the Unit said.

”He is also being investigated for his alleged involvement in the defraud of USD 3.8M approximately UGX 14B from a Turkish Company, in a purported procurement for construction of hospitals in Uganda, a fraud that was committed using law firms; M/s Balon Advocates and Kato & Co advocates. He has been remanded till 23/05/2024,” the Unit added.

More About State House Anti Corruption Unit

The State House Anti Corruption Unit (SH-ACU) in one year, 2022, managed to recover Ugx35.484bn from corruption masters of this country, the annual report revealed.

The Unit also managed to arrest and arraign in court over 448 suspects. Among these, courts convicted 70 culprits including government accounting Officers, Executive Officers, managing directors, Secretaries of Commission, CAOs, and Town Clerks.

SH-ACU was established under Article 99(4) of the constitution of Uganda, which gives the President executive powers to either directly or indirectly perform his duties or through officers subordinate to him.

Launched on 10th December 2018, SH-ACU coordinates with all constitutionally mandated agencies to ensure a corruption-free country.

The Unit also acts as a link between H.E. the President, citizens, and Anti- Corruption agencies in relation to Anti-Corruption issues. an accessible web community

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