By Mable Nakibuuka
The head of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit (SHACU) Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has summoned National Resistance Movement (NRM) mobiliser and renowned singer Catherine Kusasira, to appear together with pastor Mondo Mugisha, to over allegations of being involved in a Shs4Bn fraud case.
Kusasira and Mugisha landed in trouble after a joint operation of Lt. Col. Nakalema’s operatives and the police arrested pastor Siraje Ssemanda on Sunday, for conning billions of shillings from unsuspecting parents and pastors, after he promised to take their children and believers abroad to study.
Ssemanda, who was arrested at Mutukula border as he tried to flee to Tanzania, also allegedly solicited money from pastors after he promised to take them to president Yoweri Museveni such that he would purportedly solve their problems.
However, following interrogations by security operatives, it is said that Ssemanda named Mondo and Kusasira as some of the people he was working with, reason why Nakalema has since summoned them to record statements about the allegations.
Ssemanda on Monday appeared before Buganda Road Court and was charged with 17 counts of obtaining money by false pretence, after which he was remanded to Kitalya Prison.
Ssemanda, the head pastor of Revival Ministries Church, Bombo, was arrested for allegedly defrauding over 400 private school owners and thousands of parents of vulnerable children, over Shs4Bn on promises of getting them scholarships, trips abroad and connecting them to Operation Wealth Creation.
It should be noted that if found culpable, both Mondo and Kusasira could find themselves behind bars over charges of receiving money under false pretense, fraud, impersonation, among others.
However, by the time of filing this story, Kusasira was still in northern where she went to campaign for President Yoweri Museveni and Mondo couldn’t be reached through his office lines for a comment about these allegations.
Watch this space for updates!
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