Hustle King, real name Paul Owor, of The Executives music duo was arrested over allegations of extorting US$22,000 from a Chinese businessman.
Paul Owor is well known in the music circles as the CEO of the Gifted Music Group. He is also a singer, a member of The Executives duo.
In the 2021 general elections, Paul Owor tried his luck in politics but failed to win the Busiro South MP seat.
According to reports making rounds, Paul Owor was arrested on Friday 14th May, 2021 over allegations of extorting money.
It’s alleged that Hustle King, alongside three others, extorted US$22,000 (about Shs77 million) from a Chinese businessman.
Paul Owor and his accomplices reportedly extorted the money after promising to secure the release of the Chinese businessman’s colleagues who had been detained on allegations of manufacturing fake agro-chemical products.
Owor’s arrest was confirmed by Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigyire.
Owor claimed that he was one of the best lawyers in Kampala City and would help secure his (Chinese businessman’s) colleague’s release if he gave them money they would use to beat the police system. Their mission failed.Luke Owoyesigyire
ASP Owoyesigyire added that they asked for money from the businessman, part of which would reportedly be used to bribe police officers.
“Owor and his group attempted to secure the release of the suspects but failed. The Chinese businessman put them on pressure to refund the money or he uses tough measures to recover it. They had already spent part of the money,” Owoyesigyire revealed.
Owor and his alleged accomplices; Emmanuel Wandabwa, Anthony John Wapowo, and Muketa Patel are detained at Central Police Station, Kampala.