Law Development Centre (LDC)Court on Thursday remanded Evaristo Ayebazibwe for allegedly conning over 212 million from people promising them jobs abroad.
Ayebazibwe is a proprietor of ‘fake’ unregistered companies known as of Miracle Recruitment Services International Limited claiming to be an employment recruitment agency taking people for work abroad.
This comes after 70 reports of obtaining money by false pretenses were registered at Old Kampala Police Station vide CRB.628/2018. The suspect was first charged on 6th July 2018 of 25 counts, convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment however the file was today amended to a total of 70 counts.
He allegedly conned his unsuspecting clients promising to help them acquire jobs abroad. Various victims told court that standard charges had been set by the suspect where Ugandan foreign workers were expected to pay Ushs10 million Canada, Qatar 4.5m, Dubai 5m and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 5m.
The suspect recruited several people, claiming that he could link them to the in charge of a Canadian employment Programme.
Everisto is charged of obtaining money by false pretense C/s 305 of Penal Code Act and operating a recruitment agency without a license C/s 38(1) of Employment Act of 2006, Regulation of 4 & 85(a) of Employment (Recruitment of Uganda Migrant Workers Abroad) Regulations 2005
The investigating officer in the matter, however, told the magistrate that several complainants have come forward and that the police are taking their statements with a view of laying additional charges.