Desh charged with fraud
Posted Friday, January 25 2013 at 02:00
Fresh charges. Andrew Kananura, arrested at the weekend over the alleged murder of his employee, in the dock again to answer charges of obtaining money by false pretence.
City businessman Andrew Kananura, alias Desh, who was previously charged with the alleged murder of his employee, has also been charged with fraud.
Desh, who was remanded to Luzira Prison by the City Hall Court on Monday, appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Eleanor Mary Khainza yesterday over new charges of obtaining money by false pretence. He denied committing the offence.
According to prosecution led by the State attorney, Ms Nelly Asiku, it is alleged that between November 19 and December 23, 2011, Desh obtained Shs340 million from Hajj Sulait Ssemakula of Sema Properties, claiming that he was to supply him a grader 140 G, a pledge he allegedly did not fulfill.
“The accused person is further remanded to Luzira Prison until January 29 when he should be produced in court at 2:30pm for bail application,” Ms Khainza said.
The court summons
The accused is also slated to report back to the City Hall Court on February 12 for committal to the High Court.
Here, he is expected to answer to the charges of murder, once investigations are complete.
Desh is facing the charges alongside four others who include his brother, Mr Raymond Kananura, Mr Cyrus Maganda, Mr Samuel Muzulewa and Mr Jacob Onyango.
The police arrested him last week at Entebbe International Airport on arrival from the United Kingdom.