Court sends extortionist to jail

By Sania Babirye

A 25 year old man Mugisha Ronald has been sent to jail for four years in Luzira prison for extorting over 16 million Ugandan shillings from desperate Ugandans promising to get them  jobs at Kampala based Serena Hotel.

While sentencing him, Buganda road court grade one magistrate Kamasanyu Gladys ruled that prosecution had adduced sufficient evidence including evidence from some of the victims who pinned the convict over the charges of electronic fraud, obtaining money by false pretence and extortion among other charges.
The magistrate also explained  that the convict needs a deterrent sentence to send the would be future offenders including his co accused who are still at large from playing with  the hard earned money of many desperate and struggling Ugandans looking for jobs to better their lives and  for  tarnishing the image of Serena hotel since it never had jobs to offer.
Meanwhile state prosecutor Abdul Salamu Waiswa was happy with the punishment but advised Ugandans searching for jobs to always   first verify with alleged companies  to save them from being hoodwinked by extortionist.
Migisha is said to have committed the offenses between 2016 and 2017 in various places in Kampala in which his victims who were over 100 would give him between 5000 and 10, 000 after he promised to secure them the unavailable jobs.