National
Faking own death to escape bank debts
Publish Date: Feb 06, 2014
Faking own death to escape bank debts
Ahmed Ssempala was quizzed by the Police after he tried to connive with a Mulago Hospital mortuary attendant to process "his" death certificate. PHOTO/Moses Lemisa
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Violet Nabatanzi

KAMPALA - A man who wanted to procure ‘his’ death certificate from Mulago Hospital mortuary has been arrested.

His arrest came after a mortuary attendant at the health facility tipped the Police of the man’s ploy to evade repayment of bank loans.

Ahmed Ssempala reportedly offered sh100,000 to a mortuary attendant in exchange for a certificate and a post-mortem report declaring him dead.

He took this direction upon being indebted to a tune of sh200m in accumulated loans from a local bank.

“A mortuary attendant told me that Ssempala wanted him to forge a death certificate and a post-mortem report,” said the officer in charge (OC) of Mulago Police Station, Hashim Kasinga.

“He had promised an advance payment as they processed the documents. When he came with the money, we arrested him.”

Police said Ssempala had also promised the mortuary attendant another sh50,000 which he was supposed to send via mobile money services.

The accused will be charged with forging a death certificate.

In another related fraud case, Mulago Police arrested Charles Makanga for allegedly forging 11 birth certificates for a cultural group.

The group was expected to travel to the US for a study tour and cultural exchange programme in May this year.

The director of Youth Passionate Organisation, Moses Sekamanya, told the Police that when they went to the American Embassy, they were denied visas because 11 certificates out of the 12 were forged.

“One of the parents of these children connected us to Makanga to provide us with the certificates. We trusted him and paid sh50,000 for each certificate, not knowing that the certificates were fake,” Sekamanya said in his statement.

 

 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of 2015, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the virus were reported in New York and Mali....
KCCA demolishes structures in Wandegeya
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has demolished several illegal structures in Wandegeya in an operation which lasted for close to five hours....
Army chief urges youth on hard work
The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Katumba Wamala, has cautioned the youth against impatience urging them to devote their energies to productive activities. He said most youth spend time watching movies which have given them an illusion of a rather glamorous life...
Rakai launches campaign against teenage pregnancies
Rakai district has partnered with local charities to end child marriages. This follows reports of an increase in the rate of school dropout among girls.According to the Abubeker Lutaya, the Rakai district schools’ inspector, child marriages have contributed to girl child school dropout...
US Embassy empowers Kampala youth
Sports betting and gambling are fast becoming a serious challenge to youth employment in Kampala City since majority of losers in betting resort to crime including robbing and hitting people with iron bars....
‘Jamwa did not cause any financial loss to NSSF’
City lawyer Fred Mpanga has asked the Court of Appeal to acquit former NSSF managing director David Chandi Jamwa of abuse of office and causing financial loss....
Should diplomatic passports issued to ex-govt workers be with drawn?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter