City socialite Brian Kirumira aka Bryan White was Friday arrested for accumulating debts totalling to over Shs1bn.
Police and court bailiffs raided his Buziga home in Makindye Division and impounded two of his posh cars before intercepting the third car along Entebbe road.
“They are looking for a way to bring me down. I have my money. I hate Uganda. To tell you the truth, I hate Uganda,” he told media at his home.
He lashed out at a certain army Brigadier for trying to ruin him before attacking a journalist who asked him about mafia.
“You have turned the country into a circus for rascals. Don’t ask me those stupid questions about mafia,” he retorted.
Bryan White also claimed his life was in danger and showed journalists an alleged mafia breaking into his home.
“I tell you, I’m going to die. You see him entering? He has a knife.”
Afterwards, Bryan was put into a police car and driven to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Kibuli.
Here, he was held on allegations of obtaining goods by false pretence. Then creditors started flocking CID premises.
Among them was National Resistance Movement (NRM) chairman in Eastern Uganda, Capt Mike Mukula.
“He took my car one year and two months ago. Up to now, he has not paid for it. He was using the president’s name,” Mukula told press.
Bryan was supposed to pay Shs200m for Mukula’s cars which he didn’t.
The CID spokesperson, Assistant Superintendent of Police Charles Twine, told Daily Monitor Bryan is being held for obtaining vehicles by false pretence.
He allegedly got vehicles from one Yassah Matovu Seguya and made all payments and provided receipt of payment in the banks.
But the receipts he provided are said to be those of earlier transactions. Each vehicle costs around Shs350m.
In July 2018, police raided his home and impounded a luxurious Mercedes Benz Cross Country worth Shs930m on allegations that he acquired it fraudulently.
Among other creditors was Bryan White’s landlord who asked police officers to help him get his Shs500m in rent arrears and also evict the socialite.
In October 2019, a businesswoman Sarah Matovu demanding payment for Shs999m she loaned the young socialite.
Through her lawyers, Kasirye, Byaruhanga Co. Advocates, Matovu said she gave Bryan White USD 270,000 in November last year.
He was supposed to pay it back in two months which he never did.
Matovu met Bryan in September this year and he promised to settle the debt but once more failed. A case No. CS 787/2019 was opened against him.