Wednesday September 3 2014

Man remanded over online fraud



Buganda Road Magistrates Court has remanded a 38 year-old suspected city conman to Luzira prison for allegedly fleecing over Shs200 million from his victims in an online money scam.
Mr Timothy Ahimbisibwe appeared before Grade one Magistrate, Ms Joan Aciro who remanded him until September 8, for plea taking.
He is facing three counts which include engaging in electronic fraud contrary to Section 19 (1) and (2) of the Computer Misuse Act, obtaining money by false pretense and conspiracy to commit electronic fraud contrary to Section 19 (1) and (2) of the computer misuse act 2014.

n affidavit sworn by a police detective Okoth Moris, indicates that Mr Ahimbisibwe’s father declined to represent him at police so that he could secure bond, claiming he cannot shield any person suspected have engaged in questionable activities.
His claimed to be a marketer of TelexFree, an online business which was used to trade in people’s money through electronic fraud transfers.

Prosecution alleges that between February and May this year in Kampala, Mr Ahimbisibwe and others still at large falsely pretending that he would enable one, Ms Mary Kisakye generate weekly profits through an on line business called TelexFree managed to swindle her of over Shs 200 million.
Early this year, the same court remanded a suspected top leader of online conmen, a one, Ronald Muramuzi, 30, aka Mugisha Bobgan. Muramuzi was the manager of Club Rouge in the city centre, and had been charged with three counts of fraudulently obtaining more than Shs 2 billion from online customers.