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35-year-old Mbabazi remanded over defrauding magistrate of Shs 450m

Willis Bamwesigye Mbabazi

Willis Bamwesigye Mbabazi

Buganda Road Magistrate's court has remanded a businessman on charges of obtaining Shs 450 million by false pretence from grade one magistrate Dorothy Bagyenyi.

Willis Bamwesigye Mbabazi, a resident of Jinja Karoli, Nabweru Division in Nansana municipality, was arraigned before court presided over by grade one magistrate Asuman Muhumuza who read to him one charge against him.

Court heard on Friday that between 2019 and 2021, within Kampala district, Bamwesigye obtained the money from Bagyenyi with the intent to defraud her. Bamwesigye is said to have pretended that he was selling to her a piece of land situated at Masheruka in Sheema district whereas not. 

The 35-year-old Bamwesigye has, however, denied the charges against him. As a result, the prosecution led by Lydia Nakato informed court that investigations into the matter are still ongoing and she asked for an adjournment.

Bamwesigye was accordingly remanded until September 23 when court will be informed about the status of the investigations. In a related development, an 84-year-old woman, Jane Nambi,  has been charged with forgery of a will before the Buganda Road court chief magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu.

Court heard that on April 29, 2010, Nambi, a resident of Wampamba village in Kanyanya Ward, Kawempe Division in Kampala, wilfully and unlawfully forged a will of the late Namasole of Buganda, Juliana Nabikande Ndibalekera. 

Court was told that Nambi committed the offence together with her son, Denis Ssempebwa, who is still at large. It is further alleged that Nambi and Ssempebwa presented the same forged will to detective Tonny Seninde at Kampala central police station between June and October 2020 with the intention of taking the deceased’s property fraudulently. 

Nambi however denied the charges and was released on a non-cash bail of Shs 50 million on the basis that she is of advanced age and she cannot manage prison conditions. She will return to court on November 3, 2022.

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+5 #1 Omuntu 2022-09-18 19:43
Where did a magistrate 1 get the 450 million should be the question? How much is her salary?
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+3 #2 Lysol 2022-09-18 22:39
They always catch the small fish while the big fish goes free.
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+4 #3 Kakwaya 2022-09-19 09:36
A Magistrate who can raise 450m to buy land should be investigated. I strongly welcome IGG idea of lifestyle audit.
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+1 #4 Kakwaya 2022-09-19 09:48
Quoting Kakwaya:
A Magistrate who can raise 450m to buy land should be investigated. I strongly welcome IGG idea of lifestyle audit.


She could have genuinely gotten this money, say through inheritance, sale of property or thereof, but that doesn't stop us from asking
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+2 #5 Ebmok 2022-09-19 10:20
Quite baffling where this magistrate acquired UGX 450m/= and then easily keeps dishing it out without regard to value ascertainment especially on something like land; she surely has an unaccountable source.

May be she can prove a clean source of funds, but on the other hand a learned professional easily dishing out such sums just like that? Beats my imagination really.
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+1 #6 Wante Martino 2022-09-19 12:36
Otyoooo, wo=ho should be Investigated here, the Fraudster, or the Magistrate whose 'Source of Income" can not enable her Raise Shs. 450 million??

People remember the then MoI, was it Hon. Muhamga, who "SOLD GOATS" to raise a Billion shillings, Uganda!
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