Bad Black faces 15 years in Kigali jail
Posted Saturday, October 26 2013 at 01:00
Rwanda police spokesperson says Bad Black is accused of dealing in drugs and money laundering.
If charges of money laundering and drug trafficking against socialite Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black by the Rwanda National Police are proved, she faces between eight to 15 years in jail in Kigali.
Rwandan police officers interrogated Ms Namuyimba over alleged drug dealing and money laundering in Kigali. Rwanda police spokesman Damas Gatare said in a statement that Bad Black was under suspicion of drug dealing and money laundering. He said Namuyimba has been living in Rwanda for two months after arriving from Bangkok, Thailand in July 2013.
According to the Rwanda Penal Code Act, dealing in illicit drugs is punishable by imprisonment of a jail term between eight months and five years while money laundering attracts a sentence of five to eight years.
Namuyimba is also wanted in Uganda for jumping bail on an appeal against conviction and four-year sentence for defrauding her former boyfriend of about Shs11 billion. Uganda police spokesperson Judith Nabakooba said Uganda liaison officers have already contacted their counterparts in Kigali for the extradition of Namuyimba.
Namuyimba was granted bail last year to go for treatment abroad as she appealed her four-year jail term for conspiring to defraud her ex-boyfriend’s company, but she never turned up in court.