Police has arrested a former contestant for the Kampala Lord Mayor seat on suspicion of conning an American businessman of UGX 575m in a fake gold deal.
The suspect identified as Muhammad Leon Kasule also known as “Big Boy” is currently being investigated upon at Kibuli CID headquarters.
The CID spokesperson Vincent Ssekate said that Kasule’s arrest came after receiving a complaint from a member of Ugandans Living in the Diaspora called Florence Kiremerwa.
He said that in the month of June 2017, Kilemerwa met Richards who had gone to the DRC embassy in the United States to get a visa to Congo to buy Gold.
She then connected him to Kasule for help.
Huge amounts of money meant for purchase of gold were channelled through Kiremerwa’s Eco Bank accounts to Kasule.
When Kilemerwa realised that she had been conned,complained to the prime minister for intervention and when this didn’t work out decided to report the case to police.
Sekate said that police is currently investigating whether the said millions of money were fraudulently obtained as well as if money received by Kilemerwa from Richards was sent to Kasule.
A case file no. GEF 784/2017 has been opened up and Kasule is being detained at Kabalagala Police Station.