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How woman posed as late Archbishop Bakyenga’s daughter to defraud over Sh1.5bn from Christians

Mbarara, (UG):- The State House Anti-corruption Unit working with police and office of the Director of Public Persecution (DPP) this week arraigned Ms Asiimwe Annah before the Chief Magistrates Court Mbarara, on charges of fraud and obtaining money by false pretence, forgery and uttering false documents.

The accused is accused of pretending to be the biological daughter of the Late Bishop Paul Bakyenga, under which guise she fraudulently obtained millions of shillings from a number of victims in the guise of transferring the Late Bishop’s properties into their names.

The suspect is said to have forged share certificates from MTN, World Bank, and letters purported to be from the Late and the catholic church showing that the Bishop had shares in World Bank, MTN, Ford motors and several petrol stations which was not true.

State Prosecution contends that between 2020 and 2022, Asiimwe deceived Jordan Zuwa Ssendegeya, convincing him that she could transfer properties allegedly belonging to her deceased father, Bishop Bakyenga, into her name.

By presenting herself as the rightful heir, Ms Asiimwe managed to extract a staggering sum of UGX 1.5 billion from her victim. This elaborate scheme included not only false claims but also forged documents
to support her fraudulent activities.

The first count involves obtaining money by false pretenses, a violation of Section 305 of the Penal Code Act. This charge pertains to the UGX 1.5 billion she deceitfully acquired from Ssendegeya Zuwa Jordan.

The second count, forgery, contrary to Section 342 of the Penal Code Act, outlines how Asiimwe created a
fraudulent letter of security confirmation dated January 16, 2023.

This document was purportedly signed by Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, the World Bank Group Country Manager, adding a veneer of legitimacy to her deceitful claims.

The second count, forgery, contrary to Section 342 of the Penal Code Act, outlines how Asiimwe created a
fraudulent letter of security confirmation dated January 16, 2023. This document was purportedly signed by Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, the World Bank Group Country Manager, adding a veneer of legitimacy to her deceitful claims.

The third count, uttering a false document, under Section 351 of the Penal Code Act, highlights Asiimwe’s attempt to present the forged letter as authentic, further entrenching her fraudulent narrative.

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