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Businessman Suspected of Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Faces New Charges and Passport Scam

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  • According to the Anti-Corruption Unit, Rusoke allegedly acquired a second passport in an attempt to evade prosecution, despite surrendering his original passport as a condition for release in a prior case under investigation.
  • In a recent development, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit brought Rusoke before the KCCA Chief Magistrates Court on new charges of providing false information and making fraudulent declarations to obtain a passport.

A businessman, Elijah Martin Rusoke, also known as Albert Kamugisha, allegedly involved in defrauding a Kenyan investor of Ugx1.3 billion, has been apprehended once more after being released last year.

Rusoke previously faced charges in City Hall court, accused of obtaining money through deception and conspiring to commit a felony. Prosecution asserts that he and accomplices carried out the scheme between July and August 2022 in Kampala, falsely claiming their company, Sagoo Electrical Uganda Limited, secured a contract from the NRM contracts committee to supply generators for purportedly under-construction hospitals in Uganda. However, investigations revealed no such contract existed.

Although Rusoke denied the charges and was initially remanded, he was later released on bond. In a recent development, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit brought Rusoke before the KCCA Chief Magistrates Court on new charges of providing false information and making fraudulent declarations to obtain a passport.

According to the Anti-Corruption Unit, Rusoke allegedly acquired a second passport in an attempt to evade prosecution, despite surrendering his original passport as a condition for release in a prior case under investigation.

Moreover, Rusoke is under scrutiny for his purported involvement in defrauding approximately USD 3.8 million (about Ugx 14 billion) from a Turkish company. The fraud, supposedly orchestrated through legal firms M/s Balon Advocates and Kato & Co Advocates, pertained to a fraudulent procurement for hospital construction projects in Uganda.

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Rusoke remains in custody pending further investigations and a court appearance scheduled for 23/05/2024.

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