By BigEyeUg Team
Its still a devastating moment for Kampala and Masaka businessman, Emmanuel Kaweesa Lwasa after the Uganda Police Force unearthed and searched his house in Bulenga.
Earlier this week, news made arounds in all corners of the media alleging Lwasa to have been arrested by the Police on cases of forgery.
On Wednesday, April 6, 2022, Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, confirmed the reports.
According Luke Oweyesigire, Police arrested Mr. Lwasa on Monday, April 4, 2022 evening on accusations of forging gold mining documents.
Owesigire also noted that Mr. Lwasa was fetched from his office at Najja Shopping Centre, Najjanankumbi after he was alleged to have faked approval documents for transacting over 500Kg of gold.
He said that Lwasa forged signatures of the acting Director Geological survey and mines (Ag. D/GSM) Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Mrs. Alaba Agnes and Ms. Grace Lajwe Principal Chemist Directorate of Geological survey and mines (DGSM).
This was unearthed from his fraudulent transactions generated from his two companies; Trans Equator Miners Ltd and Trade Pannel International Limited.
“Mr. Lwasa was arrested on April, 4, 2022 at 1600hrs from his office at Najja Shopping Centre, Najjanankumbi for allegedly forging the signature of the acting Director Geological survey and mines (Ag. D/GSM) Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Mrs Alaba Agnes and that of Ms Grace Lajwe Principal Chemist Directorate of Geological survey and mines (DGSM) in his fraudulent transactions using his two companies; Trans Equator Miners Ltd and Trade Pannel International Limited,” Kampala Metropolitan deputy police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said.
Latest on our desk is that the Uganda Police Force on Wednesday evening loaded Lwasa on their vehicles and headed to his residence in Bulenga which they searched.
Its believed that the Police move was to establish more evidence pinning the tycoon to the cases he is being accused of.
Oweyesigire also revealed that this sparked verge after the Police Minerals Protection Unit (PMPU) intensive investigations over forgery of the signature of Mrs. Alaba Agnes.
Apart from Lwasa, the exercise has also seen several other suspects from different companies also highlighted inline of arrest.
It should be recalled in January 2022, Lwasa was nubbed over fraud and obtaining money by false pretense from a Chinese national.
This was after he scooped over Ugx. 200 million after selling fake gold worth to the Chinese.
Lwasa has on various occasions personally confessed ownership of two gold mining companies; Trans Equator Miners Limited and Trade Pannel International Limited.
Over the years, Lwasa has been entailed with controversial love and relationship stories in the media.
We will keep you posted