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Gashumba escapes rotting in police cells


Government critic Frank Gashumba has escaped rotting in police cells after court handed him non cash bail of 20Million Uganda Shillings.

Gashumba was arrested from Cafe Javas on Monday night by operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for allegedly impersonating a defense ministry official and conning some foreigners.

Buganda Road granted Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba also known as Mutabazi Simon plus nine sureties twenty million (20M) Uganda Shillings non cash bail each.

Justice Eremye Mawanda wanted the accussed to present their passports before releasing them but since they were confiscated by CMI, the judge said the judiciary shall get them.

Nyombi Denis, Isaac Ssemakadde represented the accused pair.

The pair have since been questioned about their link with fraudsters who impersonated Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs officials in attempt to defraud some foreigners.

It is alleged that the gang purported to be contracted by Defence to supply UPDF with hundreds of military trucks.

Security is also probing Franco Gashumba Malingumu aka Sentongo Frank Disans over two passports with his photo by bearing different names and different numbers.

Also held is one Nasser Mukungu linked to Kasumba. A police case file was opened up on the group vide ref CPS KLA CRB1456/2017.


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