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Businessman Rugiirwa Katatumba remanded over fraud

Magistrates Court in Kampala has remanded businessman, Rugiirwa Katatumba over alleged fraud of Shs 200m.

Rugiirwa is a son to the deceased businessman and former Consulate of the Pakistan Islamic Republic in Uganda, Boney Katatumba.

On Thursday afternoon, the suspect appeared before Nakawa Chief Magistrate, Dr. Douglas Singiza who charged him with electronic fraud contray to section 19 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 and receiving stolen property contrary to section 314 of the Penal Code Act. 

Prosecution told court that between January 24, 2018 and February 8, 2018, Rugiirwa Katatumba allegedly performed electronic fraud on Pegasus Technology Limited’s payment platform amounting to Shs 260m on account number 9030014186114, Stanbic Bank purporting that the money was payment of services rendered to Katatumba Safaris Limited whereas it was not true.

The businessman denied the charges and the Nakawa Chief Magistrate consequently remanded him to Kitalya prison.

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