Henry Luganda, a resident of Kasubi in Nabulagala in Rubaga Division in Kampala is in trouble for impersonating Mike Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions with intentions of obtaining Shillings 25 million. Luganda appeared on Friday before Buganda Road Court for impersonation and attempting to obtain money by false pretense.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was remanded to Luzira prisons. Prosecution alleges that on January 8th, Luganda approached city businessman Muhammad Ssebuwufu in Luzira prison and asked for Shillings 25 million on behalf of Chibita so as to drop the murder charges against him.
Ssebuwufu is proprietor of Pine car bond. He is facing murder charges for allegedly beating to death city businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe over a debt of Shillings 9 million. After listening to Luganda’s proposal, Ssebuwufu agreed to pay the DPP.
Ssebuwufu informed his wife about the deal and asked her to first give Luganda Shillings 5m as partial payment. But before releasing the money, Ssebuwufu’s wife shared the information with some of her close confidants who were trying to push for the release of her husband. One of the confidants expressed doubt as to whether DPP could ask for money in exchange for justice and went ahead to call him for clarification.
Chibita distanced himself from the deal and a trap was laid for Luganda leading to his arrest. He is expected to return to court on Tuesday for further mention of his case. The prosecution of Luganda comes hardly a month after Bob Joseph Nabasa and Martin Matovu were charged with impersonating the Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe.
The duo was arraigned in court for attempting to defraud Mukesh Shukla, the proprietor of Shumuk Group of Companies of Shillings 450m. The suspects approached Shukla claiming that they had been sent by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe for the money.