Cyber fraudster Ronald Muramuzi, the man behind Adfast, has been remanded to Luzira Prison until 18th June 2014. Muramuzi was finally arraigned before Buganda Road court today and charged with fraud of shs120 billion before being remanded to Luzira prison until 18th June, when he will reappear. Muramuzi was picked by detectives before being detained at Kampala Central Police Station where he has been for close to a month.
Weeks ago, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango told journalists that Maramuzi opened various websites which he used to defraud people, promising them connections to job opportunities around the world.
At least 500 people fell prey to the dubious scheme in which Muramuzi reportedly reaped the huge sum of money. Some of the websites that the suspect has been operating areWorld movers, Massive adds.com, Pasco, Telex free which was formerly on Prime plaza, Adfast and many more.
On January 11, a one John Bosco Muhaire, 35, a director of Mix Link Company and a resident of Seguku a long Entebbe, linked up with Muramuzi, because he had heard that the latter is based in Hong Kong and that he provides links for employment opportunities.
Mix link company deals in finding employment opportunities abroad for Ugandans. According to Onyango, 300 youths were trained at a fee of Shs1.5m each at Namirembe guest house in Kampala, promising them jobs of teaching English and taking care of the elderly.
Muramuzi received shs500m in this deal but fell short of honouring his promise.
It is suspected Muramuzi has been changing names, at times calls himself Morgan Mugisha and Ronald Kato to avoid being caught by authorities.
Muramuzi was also pinned by one Jane Natukunda, who owns Prospector services limited, a company that deals in foreign employment.