SK Mbuga wife sent back to Luzira on remand

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Chebet [in red] in court

The Anti-Corruption Court sitting in Kololo has sent back to Luzira women prison Angela Vivienne Mbuga, the wife to SK Mbuga after failing to secure bail.

Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Pamela Lamunu, dismissed the bail application saying the suspect could not be trusted.

Lamunu said Chebet may skip the bail and escape as she did in Sweden.

This was after State Attorney Innocent Alito said Chebet is still wanted in Sweden where she fled from in 2017 after jumping bail.

State Prosecutor Harriet Angom requested that she bee remanded back to Luzira as investigations continue.

She will return to court on March 27, 2019. She is charged but denied all the six counts of obtaining money by false pretence and money laundering.

It is alleged that on April 7, 2015 in Kampala, with intent to defraud, Ms Chebet obtained $152,810,000 from Heinsoo Sten by falsely pretending to facilitate a gold deal or transaction whereas not.

The state contends that on April 13 2015, Chebet obtained $167,595,200 from the said Sten pretending to facilitate another gold deal, and that on May 28, Chebet allegedly obtained $107,640,000.

On the charges of money laundering, it is stated that on April 7, 2015, Chebet intentionally acquired Shs152.8m on her Barclays Bank account from Sten knowing at the time of receipt that the funds were proceeds of crime.

Prosecution states that on April 13 2015, Chebet acquired Shs167.5m on her account from Sten and on May 25 another $107.6m.

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