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RDC Orders for Arrest of Kasangati Court Conmen

Mbabazi, who is in Charge of Kasangati Town Council and Nansana and Makindye Sabago Municipalities, notes that the con men defraud unsuspecting members of the public at the court with promises of helping to expedite their cases.

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The Wakiso Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Justine Mbabazi has ordered for the arrest of conmen operating around Kasangati Magistrate’s Court. 

 

Mbabazi, who is in Charge of Kasangati Town Council and Nansana and Makindye Sabago Municipalities, notes that the con men defraud unsuspecting members of the public at the court with promises of helping to expedite their cases.

 

He says several people who are ignorant of the court system have fallen victims to the con men. 

Mbabazi says the information they have gathered so far shows that the fraudsters put on t-shirts resembling those of court workers and hold fake identification cards. 

//Cue in: “We have what… 

Cue out…a lot of money”//   

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//Cue in: “Betuyita ba conmen… 

Cue out…ekikolwa ekyo.”//             

  The RDC’s directive comes a few days after the newly appointed Kasangati Grade One Magistrate, Said Barigye complained about a group of people, which he said cheats unsuspecting litigants to see him.   

“They keep around here (at court) and solicit monies from people saying that they are going to help them process their documents. At times they tell them that they have my contact and so they can help persuade me in helping the litigants but seeing a magistrate isn’t a business and we don’t need money to make a ruling,” Barigye told Uganda Radio Network in an interview.   

Adding that, “I have realized that after conning somebody they pretend as if they are coming in my chambers and some of them could actually seek my audience and pretend like they are inquiring something.”  

One of the officers at Kasangati Magistrate’s court told URN on condition of anonymity so as speak freely about the vice that many of the con men disturbing litigant are actual lawyers.

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