Ms Angella Chebet, the wife to jailed socialite Sulaiman Kabangala alias SK Mbuga, has been remanded after being charged of defrauding former Swedish boyfriend, Mr Sten Heinsoo.
Chebet’s sentence came after she appeared before the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate, Pamella Lamunu Ocaya earlier today.
She was charged with a case related to obtaining money by false pretense from her former boyfriend that she wired to her Ugandan bank account amounting to 53m Krona (about Shs20.9b).
According to the court hearing, Chebet, 33, a nurse and resident of Buziga, Upper Konge in Makindye division in Kampala breached section 305 of the Penal Code Act after the court was told that on April 7, 2015, Chebet received the money by falsely pretending to facilitate a gold deal transaction.
The court was also told that Mbuga’s wife again defrauded the Swedish boyfriend of $56,620 which is an equivalent of Shs167m and Shs107m in the same month in 2015.
Chebet was also charged with money laundering contrary to section 3(c), 116 and 136(i) a of the Anti- Money Laundering Act for soliciting and demanding that the money she had defrauded from the Swedish boyfriend be sent to her Barclays bank account back home in Uganda.
All these fraudulent transactions, according to the prosecutor, took place between April and May 2015 and she is now remanded to Luzira Prisons until March 13th.
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