Anne Kansime’s former manager jailed in UK over Shs565m scam

Written by on March 5, 2020

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Johnson Mujungu, a former manager of Ugandan comedian Anne Kansime has been sentenced to two years in jail in the United Kingdom (UK) for illegally channeling £120,000 (Shs565m) to an account belonging to his wife.  Maidstone Crown Court heard that Mujungu and his wife Ntolera, both residents of Struttons Avenue deliberately hijacked an email from solicitor to a one Lee Finch, telling him he needed to pay inheritance tax linked to his late grandmother’s estate.  Mujungu and wife changed the account details in the email, replacing it with their own and causing Finch to deposit the money on their account.  They then went ahead to withdraw the money quickly.  Their luck ran short when Finch was sent another email from the solicitor reminding him to pay the inheritance tax. A confused Finch sought clarification, only to be told he deposited money to a scammer.  He sought help from his bank but was told there was not going to be any reimbursements, forcing him to pay the inheritance tax over again.  Finch dragged the matter to court where the transaction was traced to Mujungu and his wife.  In court, Mujungu and wife denied charges of money laundering, insisting that thy thought the money had been deposited on their account for ‘other work’.  Investigating officer, Detective Constable Mark Newman of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate said: ‘This fraud was particularly cruel because the victim had recently lost a family member and he then had to pay the inheritance tax twice.”  “This couple used the money to pay off debts and pretended that it was a payment for a business transaction. I am pleased we have been able to track where the money went and bring those involved to justice.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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