Shumuk Boss Pins Quack Lawyers in Fraud Case

Shumuk Boss Mukesh leaving court on Monday

The Uganda premier league second leg kicks off on Tuesday with six fixtures on cards. Vipers and SC Villa have been excused from Tuesday fixture due to their participation in the continental elite football showpiece the Caf Champions and Confederation cups respectively.

The two will however return to the local scene on Tuesday 1st March when Vipers welcome Express at Buikwe and SC Villa travelling to Bombo.

How the table looks
KCCA FC open the second leg chapter on top of the log with 29 points only one ahead of reigning champions Vipers SC who sit on the second position.

Surprisingly, hospital Police FC who managed to pick only two wins in their seven opening games sit on third place with 26 points. The Sam Timbe coached side have a single home win and will have to better that record with eight lined in their own backyard this season.

URA FC and SC Villa are perched on the last top five places both with 24 points only for goal difference and Express (23) following closely.

JMC, soana, BUL FC, Bright stars and Sadolin Paints fc all collected 21 points and fall in that order in the rankings.

Simba, Maroons and The Saints sit in the red zone just below Lweza and SC Victoria who are 12th and 13th.

Top scorers
Sentongo Robert -9 (URA FC)
Okhuti Ceasar -8 (Express FC)
Sekisambu Erisa -7 (Vipers)
Kirya Ambrose -5 (SC Villa)
Kalanda Frank -5 (URA FC)

Tuesday lineup
KCCA FC vs. URA FC -Nakivubo

Bright Stars vs. FC Maroons FC – Matugga

Police FC vs. Lweza FC -Kavumba R.G

JMC Hippos FC vs. SC VU Kakindu

The Saints FC vs. BUL FC -Namboole

Sadolin Paints FC vs Soana FC -Bugembe
Shumuk Group of Company boss Shumuk Mukesh has appeared before Buganda Road court chief Magistrate James Eremye, rx pinning two people accused of defrauding him of $ 125000 (419 million Uganda shillings) purporting to be lawyers sent by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

The accused are Joseph Nabasa 33, this a resident of Kitala, cost Wakiso district and Martin Matovu 45, a resident of Kisingiri zone were recently charged with obtaining money by false pretence contrary to Section 305 of the Penal Code Act.

Mukesh, the key witness in this case in his testimony pointed it out that on 29th June 2015, the accused appeared in his office and he handed over the payment voucher to one of them who identified himself as Captain Cirus.

Mukesh informed court that he kept the duplicate copy of the payment vouchers with a heading Mukesh Skukrah and that he was willing to produce it in court in case if needed.

However, this prompted the defense counsel Frank Kanduuho to ask him to avail court with the duplicate invoice copies for his company between the month of June to December 2015 which Mukesh said would take him three hours.

Acussed L-R Martin Matovu and Joseph Nabaasa

Acussed L-R Martin Matovu and Joseph Nabaasa

Kanduho asked the magistrate to stand over the matter to enable Mukesh produce the alleged documents for cross examination but the Resident State Attorney Jonathan Muwaganya objected to this
request, who had another meeting to attend.

“A witness cannot be given extra time than he has requested, so I pray that the three hours are granted to him to produce the documents because if he gets more than that we don’t know what may happen next” remarked Kanduho.

The magistrate adjourned this matter to 7th March for mention and the hearing to 14th March
On the 14th the Defense is expected to finalize the cross examination of Mukesh the who is the first prosecution witness.


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