The Anti-Corruption Court has remanded Vivienne Chebet Mbuga to Luzira Prison till March 13.
Chebet, the wife of jailed businessman SK Mbuga, was arrested on Valentine’s Day by Interpol for allegedly defrauding millions of shillings from a Swedish national.
According to prosecution, Chebet on April 13, 2015 obtained 53million Krone (about Shs20.9 billion) under false pretence from her former boyfriend Heinsoo Sten in a fake gold deal.
Chebet was also charged with money laundering, for allegedly soliciting and sending the extorted money to her Barclays Bank account in Uganda.
Prosecution alleged that on April 7, 2015, Chebet obtained Shs152.8 million on her Barclays Bank account from Sten knowing at the time of receipt, the funds were proceeds of crime.
She again received Shs167.5 million and Shs107.6 million on April 13 and May 25, 2015 irrespectively which was wired from Sten’s account.
She has been kept in the police custody for over 12 days, till High Court ordered Police and Director of Public Prosecution for her immediate release, if they don’t have incriminating evidence about her, or produce her in court on March 4 without fail.
High Court Justice Musa Ssekaana said it was against human rights for police to keep a person in custody for more than 48 without producing them to court.