Angella Chebet, 33, the wife to jailed Ugandan socialite, Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga, also known as SK Mbuga has been remanded after being charged with defrauding her Swedish boyfriend in a fake gold deal.
Chebet was last month arrested by police over charges related to fraud and money laundering.
On Thursday, Chebet was arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court Chief magistrate, Pamella Lamunu Ocaya and charged with obtaining money from Heinsoo Sten, a Swedish national by false pretence and wiring it to her Ugandan bank account.
According to prosecution, Chebet, a nurse and resident of Buziga, Upper Konge in Makindye division in Kampala received $51800 an equivalent of shs152 million contrary to section 305 of the Penal Code Act.
“On April 7, 2015, Chebet received the money by falsely pretending to facilitate a gold deal transaction whereas not,” the court was told.
The court was also told that Mbuga’s wife again defrauded the Swedish boyfriend of $56,620 which is an equivalent of shs167 million and shs107 million in the same month in 2015.
Chebet was also charged with money laundering contrary to section 3(c), 116 and 136(i) a of the Anti- Money laundering Act for soliciting and demanding that the money she had defrauded from the Swedish boyfriend be sent to her Barclays bank account back home in Uganda.
All these fraudulent transactions according to the prosecutor took place between April and May 2015.
She was remanded to Luzira prison until March 13.
Angella Chebet was last month arrested by police from her home in Buziga after being contacted by Bowman a local law firm, working on behalf of Einor Mattson AB Construction Company, a Swedish company that deals in construction and claims that together with her boyfriend back in Sweden, they diverted 6 million US Dollars approximately shs23 billion .
Vivia was arrested in Sweden in 2017, taken to court but secured bail and fled Sweden before landing in Kenya from where she entered Uganda by road.
Swedish media last year reported that their government had requested their counterparts in Kampala to help Chebet and her husband, SK. Mbuga arrested.
“As stated in the preliminary investigation, a request for legal assistance to Uganda has been sent, which has not yet been answered,” the Swedish Chamber prosecutor Mathias Lidberg’s was quoted by the media in Sweden last year.
Vivian and SK Mbuga have since been living a lavish life with many questioning the origin of their wealth.
However, in February last year, Chebet’s husband, Mbuga was arrested in the United Arab Emirates.
He was early this year transferred from a Dubai prison to Denmark.