Two remanded for impersonating the Chief Justice

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Two people have been accused of swindling $125000 from the Shumuk Group of Companies’ boss under the disguise that they had been sent by the Chief Justice (CJ), Bart Katureebe and have now been remanded to Luzira prison.

The duo; Bob Joseph Nabasa, 33 and Martin Matovu, 45, appeared before the Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Mr James Ereemye.

The state presented their amended charge with nine counts, including obtaining money by false pretense, forgery and uttering false documents all contrary to the Penal Code Act.

However, they did not plead after their lawyer; Mr Frank Kanduho informed court that his clients needed interpreters as they are not comfortable with the English language which was used to draft the charge sheet.

The Prosecution told the court that the duo and others still at large in 2015 in Kampala, obtained $125,000, the property of Mr Shukla Mukesh, the Chief Executive Officer of Shumuk Group of Companies by falsely pretending that they had been sent by the CJ which happened not to be true.

It is also stated that on April 16, 2015, in Kampala the duo forged a letter purporting that it had been signed by the CJ.

It also alleged that the accused persons on April 2015, in Kampala knowingly and fraudulently used a false document which was this letter dated April 16, 2015Ref: CJ/MISC.28 official handover of Hotel Diplomate to Mr Mukesh purporting that it was authored by the CJ, Justice Katureebe.

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