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Serial Land Fraudster Arrested in Kampala :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Serial Land Fraudster Arrested in Kampala

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Bruno, who has been in and out of cells over land and property fraud was nabbed by police selling plots at Kajjansi C Cell, Kitende Ward, Kajjansi town council, Wakiso District.
Alvin Bruno- suspected land fraudster

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Alvin Bruno, a renowned land fraudster has been arrested by Kajjansi Police Station for allegedly selling plots of land using forged titles.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Bruno, who has been in and out of cells over land and property fraud was arrested by police selling plots at Kajjansi C Cell, Kitende Ward, Kajjansi town council, Wakiso District.

At the time of his arrest, Bruno had also finalized selling a vehicle registered in someone’s name and was being parked at one of the streets in Kampala. He had sold the car at 20 million shillings without owner’s knowledge.

“He was nabbed with forged land titles and National identity cards while his counterparts survived arrest. They were about to receive 20 million shillings on someone’s vehicle which was parked in Kampala,” Onyango said.

Police said Bruno and his accomplices’ mode of operation is to identify, forge logbooks for vehicles and land titles for plots of land which are on sale. The group present people who disguise to be the owners, very sick and therefore badly in need of money for treatment.

“Bruno and his team change location after defrauding unsuspecting people. They disappear and hunt for other people to trick. We are holding him on charges of forgery,” Onyango said. 

Bruno, according to police, was previously arrested and charged over similar offences. He was released a few months back. In a few months, he has been free, police have reportedly registered at least three other cases of people who have been conned by Bruno and his team.

Police’s annual crime report of 2018 shows 478 cases of land and property fraud were reported out of which fifty were taken to court and 428 were still under investigations. Out of the fifty cases that were taken to court, nine cases secured convictions, four were acquitted, seven were whereas thirty offences were pending in courts.

People lost 144 title deeds amounting to eleven billion, two hundred twenty million shillings on deceptions. Out of 144 land titles, only forty title deeds amounting to one billion, seven hundred million were successfully recovered by criminal investigations directorate.

Onyango has cautioned public to be careful when planning to buy property by carrying out background check on purported property sellers and the property being sold.

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