The State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHAC-U), Uganda, working together with Uganda Police, has taken five suspects to court for trying to defraud a Serbian investor.
The five suspects were identified as George Byomugabe, John Bosco, commonly known as JB, Doreen Mugisha, Frank Kiggundu, and Babra Kyobutungi.
The suspects and others who are still at large are accused of forging contract documents for the supply of solar street light systems purportedly from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development.
According to the Anti-Corruption Unit, the forged documents were to be issued to a Serbian investor with the intent to defraud him of USD 50 million.
The suspects have been remanded until November 10, 2023.
Police have also summoned Ministry of Energy’s Head of Department of Petroleum Quality and Assuarance, Spero Byokunda, and businessman Emmanuel Byamukama to appear in court on November 10 to answer charges of forgery and conspiracy to defraud the same investor.
The incident follows the arrest of Jofram Waidhuuba, the Deputy Town Clerk, Jinja Municipal Council, on October 27, 2023, who was charged with abuse of office, fraudulent procurement of a certificate of title, and conspiracy to defraud.