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Car cleaner convicted for stealing client’s money and land title

By Sania Babirye

A 20 year old car cleaner who stole 20million shillings and a land title from a client’s car has been found guilty and consequently convicted.

Tayebwa Anthony has been found guilty and convicted by Buganda road court grade one magistrate Robert Mukanza.

While convicting him, the magistrate ruled that prosecutions had adduced sufficient evidence to prove the offense of theft.

Now prosecutions has asked court to hand Tayebwa a deterrent custodial sentence to deter the would-be offenders since theft at washing bays is so rampant in the country and the fact that the convict wasted courts time by taking court through a full trial without being remorseful.

The state also wants court to order Tayebwa to compensate the victim Nabboth Tumusiime 19200,000 since only 800,000 shillings was recovered out of the 20 million and the land title was also not recovered.

Prosecutions states that on the 9th of August 2018 at Magic washing bay in Kampala district, Tayebwa stole the said items from Tumusiime’s car that was left in his care for washing.

Tayebwa is to be sentenced this afternoon.

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