The State House Anti-Corruption Unit together with Police have arraigned Mkwe Eric Geoffrey, alias Okello, before the KCCA Chief Magistrates Court on charges of conspiring to defraud USD 600,000 (UGX2.2B) from a Korean investor in a fake gold scam.
Okello appeared before the court on Wednesday where the charges were read to him before he was remanded until 6th November 2023.
He joins other suspects, including Kampala District Land Board Chairperson David Balondemu who was on October 20 arraigned before KCCA Chief Magistrates Court on charges of obtaining money by false pretence from the Korean Investor.
Balondemu and other accused allegedly defrauded USD600,000 (UGX2.2B) from the investor in a 53kg gold scam.
It is alleged that between August and November 2021, a Korean investor, Hyun Uk Kim was defrauded over USD300,000 (Three hundred thousand dollars) in a 53kg gold scam in Kampala.
The investor was introduced to the deal by Mugisha James Jeff who knew the alleged gold seller who is still at large. During all interactions, Maviri Godfrey was always in the company of the gold ‘seller’. Investigations into the matter are still ongoing.