Ugandan traders Rob Shs1.8Bn From Chinese Investors In Gold Scam

Samora Kashaka, who was arrested in a gold scam
Samora Kashaka, who was arrested in a gold scam

Two men suspected to have robbed Chinese investors in Uganda of over Shs1.8Bn at gunpoint are currently languishing in Luzira.

Samora Kashaka,28, a trader and resident of Lubowa off Entebbe Road, abd Lawrence Mukasa alias Richard Lubega,42, a resident of Buziga Uphill in Makindye division, were arrested last week after the Chinese (names withtheld on request) filed at case against them at police.

The two are suspected to have connived with soldiers attached ta special force to put the Chinese investors on gunpoint before robbing them of the said money and mobile phones worth Ssh3.5m in a gold scam.

After arrest, the suspects were paraded before the Makindye Magistrates court and charged with aggravated robbery, before being remanded to Luzira prisons by magistrate Jude Okumu, of Makindye Magistrates court.

Magistrate Okumu read for them charges of robbing Shs1.8BN from Chinese investors, plus Smartphones worth Shs3.5m on March 23, 2019, after which he remanded them till 8th August 2019 when their case will come up for mentioning again.

Sources reveal that on the fateful day, Kashaka and Mukasa sold to the Chinese fake gold but after payments, the two turned around and put the Chinese on gunpoint, before robbing them of everything they had.

It has also been established that for a long time Mukasa has been conning people of their hard-earned money and intimidating them that he is untouchable because he works for Yahya Ssemudu, the Ugandan ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Sources reveal that Mukasa often boasts about having gold mines and that he partners with Ssemudu, a ploy he has always used to diddle unsuspecting victims of millions of shillings.

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