City lawyer remanded over sh300m fraud
A city lawyer has been charged and remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly obtaining money worth sh300m by false pretense.
Joseph Sendagire, 32, is accused of obtaining money from Henry Segawa, a KCB loan officer.
Sendagire appeared before m Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate, Olive Kazaarwe Mukwaya, Tuesday to answer charges of obtaining money by false pretense. The lawyer denied the charges.
The Magistrate however, denied the accused bail after he produced fake sureties in court.
When the magistrate asked the lawyer about the first surety, John Kiguli, who claimed to be his cousin, the accused gave contradicting statements.
“Although bail is a constitutional right, there is no way it can be granted to you when you produce unsubstantial sureties in court or fail to convince court beyond reasonable doubt about their letters,” Mukwaya added.
Sendagire is a resident of Ntinda ministers’ village, Nakawa division in Kampala district.
Prosecution alleges that Sendagire committed the offence between May and August last year at KCB Oasis, Nakumatt branch in Kampala.
The chief magistrate remanded the lawyer until 17, May, 2013 to re-apply for bail using genuine sureties.