Police arrest Desire over obtaining money by false pretence
Immigration officials have arrested Desire Luzinda, a renowned artiste, and handed her over to the police Special Investigations Unit on charges of obtaining money by false pretence and helping her former Nigerian boyfriend to illegally obtain a Ugandan passport.
Desire was arrested at Entebbe International Airport on Saturday morning as she arrived from Congo-Brazzaville for a concert.
Police spokesman, Mr Fred Enanga, confirmed her arrest and added that Desire was recording double statements with SID officials
Police say Desire received Shs24m from a lecturer at Cavendish University claiming she was to use it for a concert at Serena Hotel and would refund it. But when she was given the money, she disappeared which prompted the lecturer to report a criminal case of obtaining money by false pretence at police.
Mr Enanga said she was summoned to record a statement to give her side of the story but she declined.
In another case, police contend that Desire helped her former boyfriend Franklin Emuobor, a Nigerian national, to obtain a Uganda passport in the name of Franklin Baguma.
Mr Emuobor is said to be out of the country but police are processing documents to arrest him using Interpol on separate fraud cases.