Frank Gashumba (in middle/red T-shirt) with his co-accused Innocent Gashumba and Ismail Kiyingi

The Buganda Road Senior Principal Magistrate Charles Yeteise, acting on behalf of Chief Magistrate James Mawanda Ereemye, has today deferred the hearing of a fraud case against social critic and businessman Frank Gashumba to January 16.

The case that also involves Gashumba’s bother Innocent and ‘businessman’ Ismail Kiyingi, was put off due to a meeting of judicial officers, who were reviewing their position in respect to an industrial action they declared about three months ago.

The three suspects were arrested in October by Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) agents on allegations of indulging in an illicit procurement deal worth US$28 million deal carried out in August 2011, by impersonating the then Permanent Secretary in then Internal Affairs Ministry, Dr. Stephen Kagoda.

The three were subsequently charged with fraud, impersonation and being in possession of narcotics.