Singer Angella Katatumba’s twin brother Rugiirwa Katatumba was on Thursday charged with electronic fraud at Chief Magistrate Court Nakawa, Kampala and also remanded to Kitalya government prison
Electronic fraud is contrary to section 19 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011 because he received stolen property which is contrary to section 314 of the Penal Code Act.
Prosecution revealed in court that between 24th January 2018 and 8th February 2018, Rugiirwa deliberately performed fraudulent online transactions on Pegasus Technology Limited’s payment platform amounting to Ug Shs 206 million pretending that the money was payment of services rendered to Katatumba Safaris Limited which was not true.
“It is also alleged that between January 24, 2018 and February 8, 2018 in Kampala district, Rugiirwa Katatumba retained Shs 206 million the property of Pegasus Technology Limited on account number 9030014186114 held in Stanbic bank Uganda knowing or having reason to believe the same to have been feloniously obtained” – Said the prosecutor.
Rugiirwa who is a business man and son to late businessman and former Consular of Pakistan in Uganda Boney Katatumba however denied the charges
In January, 2021, he was temporarily remanded to Kitalya Prison on charges of obtaining a loan by false pretense.
It’s said that he obtained Shs 120 millon from Prime Finance Company Limited in 2019 and had failed to service the loan.