65-yr-old woman arrested over fraud in Kabale
Police in Kabale district is holding a 65-year-old woman on
allegations of fraud.
The suspect has been identified as Lawrence Babwiye, a resident of
Karugashe cell, Butobere ward in Central division Kabale Municipality.
Babwiye was arrested yesterday morning May 20,2020 after her biological daughter
Pretty Kyomugisha reported a case at Kabale police station accusing
her mother for allegedly misusing 12.933.968 Ugandan shillings that
she sent to her when she was working in Oman.
Kyomugisha says that she went to Oman on 18th March 2018, and since
then every month she has been sending one million shillings every
month to her mother to cater and pay school fees for her child since
she left her at home.
Kyomugisha says that when she returned on 18th March 2020, she was
shocked after her girl told her that she dropped out of school after
her grandmother refused to pay school fees for her. She says that when
she left in 2019, her mother married Valence Ampumuza, bought a
motorcycle for him and she could not even buy food for her child.
Kyomugisha says that when she requested her mother to give her
balance, she kept quiet saying that she will return soon.
The Kabale District Police Commander, Brian Ampeire said that the
suspect is detained at Kabale Central Police station and will be
produced in court when investigations into the case are complete.