By our reporter
They live large, drive the latest cars, live in upscale Kampala, they splash money like they have a farm where harvest it. However, the source of this money remains a mystery.
Shocking information coming to our desk indicates that Tycoon SK Mbuga and Congolese- Ugandan based socialite Jack Pemba might soon face jail after defrauding a Chinese Gold dealer in a fake Gold Deal worth $300,000 .
Insiders have it that their prey had dragged the two to police for conning him over a billion shillings. Sources say, SK Mbuga, Jack Pemba and a one Rashidah agreed to sell gold to the Chinese, but, hoodwinked him and gave him an escort car which disappeared with his treasure.
Yang Ru, 40, a Hong Kong based minerals dealer has already filed a case at Kampala Central Police station. The file number is GEF 29/2017. Yang says last December, he was told about gold dealers in Kampala. He decided to come to Uganda to buy the gold. Mbuga and his colleagues brought him gold worth $300,000 and he paid them in cash.
Typical of fraudsters, sources say, they brought the gold escorted by security men- this made the Chinese man so he believed they were genuine people. The conmen offered to give him transport to Entebbe airport, however they arranged that he travels in another vehicle, different from the one carrying his gold.
On reaching Entebbe, the Chinese says he realized the vehicle carrying gold had disappeared. Yang wants Mbuga, Pemba, Sheebah and two others apprehended and reimburse his money or return his gold. Emilian Kayima, Kampala metropolitan spokesman says, the file has been recalled to PSU in Bukoto to find out whether their officers were complicit in the gold con deal