Thursday March 10 2016

Bad Black ex-fiancé detained over Shs330m bad cheque

Mr Greenhalgh and Bad Black in 2012. File Photo

Mr Greenhalgh and Bad Black in 2012. File Photo 


Former fiancé of Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black has been detained after he allegedly issued a false cheque worth Shs335m to a city businessman.

British businessman David Greenhalgh was arrested by police on Wednesday night and detained at Central Police Station in Kampala City.

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Mr Patrick Onyango, confirmed the detention of Mr Greenhalgh.

“The case was registered at CPS Kampala. But Greenhalgh says the man stole a leaflet from his cheque book. The accuser wrote US$100,000 on the cheque before forging his signature. He claims the accuser later on deposited the cheque in his bank,” Mr Onyango said.

Mr Greenhalgh came into limelight when he sued Namuyimba and Meddie Ssentongo for embezzling Shs11 billion from Daveshan Company he owned.
In 2012, court convicted both. Namuyimba was sentenced to four years while Ssentongo was gave 18 months in jail.

Mr Onyango said investigations into accusations and counter accusations are ongoing.

According to the Penal Code Act any person, including a public officer in relation to public funds, who issues any cheque in respect of any account with any bank when he or she has no reasonable ground, proof of which shall be on him or her, to believe that there are funds in the account to pay the amount specified on the cheque within the normal course of banking business commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding double the amount represented on the cheque or to imprisonment not exceeding five years or to both.