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Former Ugandan legislator further remanded in custody


A Broadhurst Magistrate Court today (Tuesday) further remanded in custody a former Ugandan Member of Parliament, Tony Nsubuga Kipoi, who is charged with four counts of obtaining by false pretences.

Kipoi is alleged to have swindled his victims out of more than P290, 000 by posing as a traditional doctor.

It is alleged that Kipoi fraudulently obtained P109, 000 from one Silvia Nonofo Mmutlwane, who works as a nurse at Bokaa clinic.

He is also said to have masqueraded as a ‘witch doctor’ promising Mmutlwane he would cast a spell to ensure she gets married soon.

The former Bubulo West Member of Parliament in Uganda is also accused of selling one Thabea Kebalese Modisapoo, a ‘magic wallet’ for P3, 000, which he claimed was enchanted and would increase Modisapoo’s money.

Back in May 2017, Kipoi is further accused of deceitfully obtaining P175, 000 from one Boitshoko Moloi a teacher at Hatsalatladi, by claiming he could cast a spell to multiply Moloi‘s money.

Finally, on the 1st of February this year in Mogoditshane, Kipoi, with the intent to defraud, obtained P7, 000 from one Tshepo Mogomotsi by promising to cast a spell to guarantee the victim ‘gets employed quickly’.

State Prosecutor Mogakolodi Pakati told court that investigations on the matter are still ongoing and pleaded with Magistrate Tshepo Thedi to further remand the accused.

Kipoi’s attorney, Lyndon Mothusi, did not object the prosecution plea and said he will be ready for bail arguments in the next mention.

The accused will be back in court on the 15th of March.