Frank Gashumba fraud case adjourned to next year

By Ruth Anderah: 

Buganda road court has adjourned to January 16th 2018 the fraud case against Social commentator Frank Gashumba and two others, due to an extra ordinary meeting all judicial officers in Uganda are attending at the High court in Kampala.

The communication was made by Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Yeteise as he was adjourning the case on behalf of the trial Chief Magistrate James Eremye Mawanda.

Gashumba and his brother Innocent Kasumba are facing charges of  personation, forgery and being in possession of narcotics.

They are also jointly charged with a Tour and travel guide officer from MJ Safaris company Ismail Kiyingi.

The 2 brothers  are said to have conspired with Kiyinji to  falsely represent themselves as officials from the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs in order to obtain money from 2 Dutch nationals under the guise of offering them contracts to supply trucks , troop carriers, water tanks ,  and heavy machines among other items to Ministry of Defence.

They also face charges of being in possession of suspected marijuana, a drug under international control.

In other counts both Gashumba and Kasumba are said to have forged Identification cards of  Ministry of Defence officials in the names of; Col. Francis Okello, the Director Logistics and Dr John Mwine, the Director Procurement respectively; which forged IDs they allegedly showed to the 2 Dutch nationals.

Apart from the forgery of IDs, the brothers are also charged with the forgery of several stamps of the Republic of  South Sudanese ministries including, Agriculture, health, Education, Finance and Transport.