Africa: German con man arrested for allegedly stealing money from a businessman

Posted on May 23, 2012 • Filed under: Africa, Tourist Arrested

A German, identified as Manfred Bachmann, 58, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a total of sh82m from a city businessman. It is common to be stopped by a man or woman who allegedly picked up diamonds, gold, or any other mineral and wants to take it to the owner without being found out by the public or risk arrest. According to the Ugandan police, Manfred is behind these men and women who sometimes end up stealing a huge amount of money from the victim. The Kampala Metropolitan spokesman, while addressing journalists yesterday about the matter said that Manfred used to speak to the victims of the sale as a way of convincing them to buy the ‘minerals’ then later take them to Manfred himself to buy them. However, after ‘buying’ the ‘mineral’, Manfred switches off his phone and the middlemen, whom he often used disappear with the money. Manfred has a wife to whom he is legally married to with children, he lives in Bunga. He was arrested alongside the men he uses as middlemen, they are Henry Byekya and Modric Mugisha who are also said supply the minerals. Read article

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