Crime & Investigation

Ugandan Sought By Ghana Police For Dodging Hotel Bills

look geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to, pharm a news website in Accra, a magistrate’s court the country’s capital city has issued a warrant for the arrest of Keith Owino, “a hotel guest who vanished into thin air after piling a sizeable bill.”

Owino is reported to have checked into a hotel apartment at Madina, Accra, and after heaping bills to the tune of $3,623, slipped out one day without notice.

He faces the charge of defrauding by false pretences under Ghana’s criminal code.

This report is the latest scandal involving Ugandan nationals in foreign countries.

Already, dozens of Ugandans are lined up in China for death penalty after being convicted of several crimes including drug trafficking.

The Permanent Secretary in the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Amb James Mugume, was not readily available for comment.

Owino, 35, is said to be dark in complexion, slim-built and stands at 5ft tall. He is also described by the police as a self-styled businessman and suspected to be hiding at Kasoa in the Central Region.

Owino’s passport was issued in Uganda in 2004 and bears the number B0462302. It also claims he was born in Nairobi, Kenya.


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