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Woman accused of posing as clergyman’s daughter in Sh1.5 billion scam

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The Mbarara Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday remanded Anna Asiimwe, 30, to the Mbarara Main Women’s Prison on nine charges, including obtaining money by false pretenses.falsification and issuance of false documents, in violation of articles 305, 342 and 351 of the Penal Code Law.

So, a resident of Kakoba, from Mbarara town, was arrested last week by the House of Representatives Anti-Corruption Unit. She appeared before Chief Magistrate Andrew Kabombo for mention of her nine charges.

According to the statement of charges seen by New Visionbetween 2020 and 2022, Asiimwe allegedly defrauded Zuwa Jordan Ssendegeya of Sh1.5 billion by falsely claiming to transfer properties from his deceasedfatherr‘, Emeritus Paul K. Bakyenga, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Mbarara, in Ssendegeya name.

Asiimwe allegedly forged share certificates from the World Bank, MTN, Ford Motors and several petrol stations, property that allegedly belonged to Bakyenga..

According to the prosecution, on January 16, 2023, in Mbarara town, Asiimwe allegedly forged a security confirmation letter addressed to Ssendegeya, purportedly issued and signed by Mukami Kariuki, the country director of the World Bank, which is contrary to the article 351 of the Criminal Law. Code Law.

Annah Asiimwe, standing in the court dock while appearing before Chief Magistrate Andrew Kabombo on Monday afternoon.  (Photo by Adolf Ayoreka)

Annah Asiimwe, standing in the court dock while appearing before Chief Magistrate Andrew Kabombo on Monday afternoon. (Photo by Adolf Ayoreka)

Furthermore, the charge sheet states that on January 14, 2023, within Mbarara City, Asiimwe knowingly and fraudulently submitted false documents to Ssendegeya, claiming that they were issued by the World Bank.

The statement of charges further states that on August 17, 2023, Asiimwe forged an activities review approval letter, purportedly addressed to Ssendegeya and issued by Archbishop Paul Ssemwogerere, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala.

While appearing before Chief Magistrate Andrew Kabombo, Asiimwe denied all charges and the court entered a not guilty plea. The prosecution informed the court that investigations were underway still ongoing and requested a postponement.

Asiimwe tried to apply for bail, but your request was denied because his file was incomplete and some accomplices are still at large.

kabombo later sent Asiimwe to Mbarara Main Women’s Prison until July 9, 2024, when his bail application be certain.

Natasha Mariam, spokesperson for the House of Representatives Anti-Corruption Unit, said New Vision who received a complaint from Ssendegeya, a beneficiary of the deceased Bakyenga’s properties.

“W.We go down to the ground and start looking for the suspect until she He was arrested. We are still looking for his accomplice in this fraudulent deal.Mariam said.

She added,The suspect introduced herself to Ssendegeya as Bakyenga’s biological daughter after realizing that the latter was too ill to carry out transactions, however, it is common knowledge that the priests of the Roman Catholic Church No marry.”

The prosecution also revealed that Asiimwe had reportedly acquired 42 plots of land in Mbarara, all of which they have state frozen.

Emeritus Paul Bakyenga Kamuza died on July 18, 2023.

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