Crime & Investigation

Shs2bn Telexfree Fraud Suspect Muramuzi Granted Bailed


healing geneva;”>Muramuzi has been granted a non-cash bail of Shs300m and Shs200m for each surety.

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He is suspected of having robbed over Shs20 bn from Ugandans in the internet fraud scheme.

Through his lawyers led by Edward Muhumuza of Tumusiime Kabega and company advocates, Muramuzi applied for bail basing on grounds that the state prosecution had not yet finalized investigations in the matter and yet it’s a constitutional right of every Ugandan to apply for bail.

He presented to court three substantial sureties who included Edward Barigye his elder brother, Richard Karuhanga a legal consultant as Dr. Chris Katabalirwe, a medical consultant operating within Kampala and in Mbarara.

The state prosecution represented by Augustine Idoot had earlier objected the bail application on conditions that this could interfere with the ongoing investigations.

Idoot added that the accused could easily be harmed by the victims of his alleged case, since the case involves huge sums of money.

“It could be easy for him to leave Uganda which may became hard to tress him and his place of residence is not well established.”

In his ruling, the Chief magistrate Simon Kintu Zirintuusa said the bail is a constitutional right to every Ugandan provided he has met all the required qualifications.

Zirintuusa added that the issue of being harmed once he is released doesn’t count since it is a mere speculation because there has been no formal communication from police in regard to the alleged threat.

The case has been adjourned to July 7 for mention.


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