Scandal: Mbarara Woman Impersonates As Archbishop Paul Bakyenga’s Daughter Defrauds Faithfuls 1.5Bn

The State house Anti corruption unit working with police and office of the director of public persecution (DPP) have arraigned Asiimwe Annah before the Chief Magistrates Court Mbarara,on charges of Obtaining Money by False Pretence, Forgery and Uttering False documents.

The accused, while pretending to be the biological daughter of the Late Bishop Paul Bakyenga, fraudulently obtained millions of shillings from a number of victims in the guise of transferring the Late Bishop’s properties into their names.

The suspect forged share certificates from MTN, World Bank, and letters purported to be from the Late and the catholic church showing that the Bishop had shares in World bank, MTN, Ford motors and several petrol stations which was not true.

The prosecution contends that between 2020 and 2022, Asiimwe deceived Jordan Zuwa Ssendegeya,convincing him that she could transfer properties allegedly belonging to her deceased father, Bishop Bakyenga, into her name.

By presenting herself as the rightful heir,
she managed to extract a staggering
sum of UGX 1.5 billion from her victim.
This elaborate scheme included not only
false claims but also forged documents
to support her fraudulent activities.

The first count involves obtaining
money by false pretenses, a violation of
Section 305 of the Penal Code Act.
This charge pertains to the UGX 1.5
billion she deceitfully acquired from
Ssendegeya Zuwa Jordan.

The second count, forgery, contrary to
Section 342 of the Penal Code Act,
outlines how Asiimwe created a
fraudulent letter of security confirmation dated January 16, 2023.

This document was purportedly signed
by Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, the World
Bank Group Country Manager, adding a
veneer of legitimacy to her deceitful
claims.
The second count, forgery, contrary to
Section 342 of the Penal Code Act,
outlines how Asiimwe created a
fraudulent letter of security confirmation dated January 16, 2023.
This document was purportedly signed
by Ms. R. Mukami Kariuki, the World
Bank Group Country Manager, adding a
veneer of legitimacy to her deceitful
claims.

The third count, uttering a false
document, under Section 351 of the
Penal Code Act, highlights Asiimwe’s
attempt to present the forged letter as
authentic, further entrenching her
fraudulent narrative.

She has been remanded until 9/07/2024.

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