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Lwengo LCIII Chairperson Wanted for Obtaining Money by False Pretense

Abdul Matovu went into hiding today due to pressure from his creditors. The police detectives were planning to arrest him following a pile of complaints from more than 20 people but he sneaked from his home before they arrived.

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The police in Masaka and Lwengo districts are hunting for Abdul Matovu, the Kisekka LCIII Chairperson for obtaining millions of shillings from residents and local leaders by false pretense.   

Abdul Matovu went into hiding today due to pressure from his creditors.   The police detectives were planning to arrest him following a pile of complaints from more than 20 people but he sneaked from his home before they arrived.   

It is said that Matovu deceitfully borrowed  money which he deliberately failed to pay.  

ASP Muhammad Nsubuga, the Masaka Regional Police spokesperson, has confirmed that several complaints have been reported at Mbirizi, Kinoni and Masaka police stations for redress while a few others are already before court.   

One of the complainants Musa Kigongo Katimbo, the Degeya LCI Chairman, says that Matovu borrowed 4million Shillings from him and presented his house as security but he later put a caveat on it.    Katimbo explains that Matovu uses fake land titles, fake car logbooks and other tricks to obtain money by false pretense.   

He further says that Matovu always connives with some unscrupulous police officers for cover-up which has left residents suffering.   

//Cue in: “Aludde nga ajja………………………………….    

Cue out: ……………enyumba bweyamala nanefulira.”//  

Katimbo has appealed to the police to intervene in the matter to ensure that the affected residents get their money.    He noted that without prompt interventions the agitated residents may be forced to react unlawfully since Matovu is allegedly being protected by police.   

//Cue in: “So tusaba buyambi bwona…………………   

Cue out: …………………..ye nga asigala ayinayina.”//   

Gideon Matovu, a coffee trader of Kiwanga village, Kiwangala parish in Kisekka sub-county says Abdul borrowed Ugx3M from him in 2018 and disappeared for some time.    However, he ran to Lwengo Grade I Magistrates court which summoned and forced him to pay the outstanding debt but he only paid one million and disappeared since. 

  //Cue in: “Ayina mikwano jje………………………………….   

Cue out: …………………..tampa nga wadde ekikumi”//    

According to Gideon, there are several people in the same boat and they do not know what to do about it after frequent frustration.    He adds that Matovu had promised to pay him after elections but he failed to fulfill the promise, leaving him in a dilemma.   

//Cue in: “Emabegako abadde angamba nti………………………   

Cue out: …………………..nze ate nakimanya luvanyuma nyo”// 

  However, Nsubuga says that the police is looking for Matovu to explain what made him fail to pay the debts and how he plans to pay the monies.    Nsubuga adds that they are also investigating circumstances under which he used fake land titles to obtain money from the unsuspecting members of the public.   

//Cue in: “Oluvanyuma lwabantu okwekubira…………………   

Cue out: …………………………….ekyavudeko embeteza eyo”// 

Efforts to contact Matovu for a comment over the matter were unsuccessful since his known mobile line was switched off.

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