By Ivan Mwine
Ugandan socialite cum influencer Amon Namara, 39, popularly known as Amoleno, is behind bars for allegedly conning hundreds of millions from unsuspecting women he met via social media dating app Tinder.
Namara, who is based in South Africa, is alleged to have duped several women he met on Tinder that he deals in minerals and oil, a ploy he rode on to fleece them of their money.
Sources reveal that Namara was arrested by undercover police in Sandton, S. Africa, after he swindled at least three women of thousands of Rands.
Following his arrest, Namara was arraigned in court on Friday and later remanded in custody until March 4th, 2022 when he will appear for his bail application.
It is alleged that in August 2020, Namara scammed a 38-year-old Johannesburg female executive of R128 000 after she met him on Tinder soon after she broke up with her husband.
Moles reveal that Namara was however eventually exposed by a woman that he had met at a popular restaurant in March 2020.
The woman told police that after three months of meeting him, Namara told her he wanted them to go on holiday and asked her for R16 000 to book tickets and hotel.
But on the day they were supposed to fly out, he made her wait in vain because he never showed up and switched off all his known telephone numbers.
Left with no other option, the woman reported the matter to police and on doing a background check, the police discovered that several cases of a similar nature had been reported against Namara, which prompted them to deploy undercover detectives who managed to track down and arrest him.