KAMPALA- International police have issued an arrest warrant for two children of First Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali over fraud charges in South Sudan.
According to a letter from the South Sudan acting Interpol chief, Lt William Majok Diing, dated August 16, 2018, the duo together with a Kenyan national are wanted over alleged fraud.
Mr Alule Asafi Sabiri, a Ugandan businessman based in South Sudan alleges that he paid Hafeez Musa Ali and Ramlat Musa Ali, both Gen Ali’s children, and Ivan Kuloba Sitati, a Kenyan, early this year to supply boots, overalls and safety aprons for a project that was to be executed in February but the trio, that jointly runs MIST Ltd, never supplied the equipment.
Mr Sabiri claims that he paid the company more than $94,000 (about Shs353 million) to supply his company protective gear to be used in oil wells but the items were never delivered.
“Mr Alule Asafi Sabiri is a Ugandan national complainant in criminal case number 2253 against Hafeez Musa Ali, Ramlat Musa Ali and Ivan Kuloba Sitati for the offences of criminal acts committed by several people in furtherance of common intention and cheating,” the letter reads, in part.
Mr Sabiri claims that after the trio failing to deliver the goods, he reported a case of fraud to South Sudan Police, resulting in the arrest of Hafeez and Ramlat, who had been working in South Sudan. The two were released on police bond.
Information this website has obtained indicates that, Gen Ali used his influence to frustrate efforts to recover the money. It is also alleged that Gen Ali travelled to South Sudan and repatriated his children to Kampala, thereby causing their jumping of the police bond.