Uganda-South Africa based group of socialites Rich Gang members have disowned Patrick Agaba alias Pato who was on Wednesday arrested in connection with the murder of the famous accountant Susan Magara.
After the arrest a report published in one of the local newspaper alleged that Patrick Agaba aka Pato, one of the arrested suspects and cousin to the deceased, is a member of Rich Gang.
According to Observer, Patrick Agaba, a businessman who is well known in Kampala for driving expensive motor vehicles number plated ‘PATO’, was arrested in South Africa by South African police after they were tipped off by Uganda’s State House officials.
A highly placed source in security told URN that Agaba traveled to South Africa on February 25 and was carrying the ransom money which was allegedly given to the kidnappers by the Magara’s family on February 24.
Agaba has been a frequent traveler between Uganda and South Africa. He got a visa last year in October claiming that he was invited by Mercedes Benz company of South Africa as an employee of Spear Motors Uganda and it is believed that
However, Rich Gang has come out to clarify, saying Pato has never been a member of the group.
“Rich Gang would like to inform the general public that Pato is not part of Rich gang and has never been a member, we condemn such barbaric acts of violence that were done to a young soul”.
Rich Gang communicated.
While addressing the matter, Ed Cheune, one of the founding members further clarified that
“not everyone with money belongs to Rich Gang.”
It should be noted that Magara’s kidnappers had demanded for $1 million (about Shs 3.5 billion) in ransom but the family reportedly managed to raise between Shs 700-800 million a few days before her eventual murder.
Suzan was kidnapped on February 7 on Kabaka Anjagala road as she was driving to her home in Lungujja, later killed after three weeks in her kidnappers’ custody and her body dumped in an area between Kajjansi and Kigo, on the Southern bypass.
May Her Soul Rest In Perfect Peace.