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They conned us! Recruitment agency dragged to court over non-existing jobs

The group with their lawyer, Mr Muwada Nkuuyingi talk to the media after filing their case at Commercial Court on Wednesday (PHOTO/Rachel Agaba)

KAMPALA – Eagles Supervision Limited, a recruitment agency has been dragged to the Commercial Court by 184 people over non-existing jobs.

The group was led by Fahiima Muzamiru Mugisha Eagles Supervision Limited and its Directors Rodney Bob Nankunda and Dennis Kagyendo who operate from Balintuma Road in Mengo Kampala.

Through their lawyer Mr Muwada Nkuuyingi want court to compel the company and its Directors to refund their money worth Shs715.5 million that was taken from them as return for lucrative job placements in the Middle East between 2018 and 2019.

The group states that directors asked them to pay cash payment ranging from Shs1m-8m described in various names as registration, visa fees, Interpol fees, input fees, training fees, vetting fees and those who did not have passports had to make an additional cash payment for processing them Uganda passports.

They state that they were told that upon payment they would be immediately granted foreign contracts and in weeks’ time have processed visas and air tickets however to date they have never received anything.

The applicants also allege that they have taken all possible efforts to ensure that they recover the aforesaid monies from the Company and its directors but their efforts have been futile.

They claim that the defendants in this case (company and its directors) in response have on several occasions through their agents tortured a number of who have approached their office for refund and on some occasions even beat up police officers who had accompanied them.

Through their lawyer, they also add that failure to recover their money has now led them to suffer from financial loss, inconvenience and have since remained unemployed.

They further claim that they provided the company and its directors with a summary of individual monetary claims as money deposited with them (company and its directors) and demanded refund which they neglected pay.

However, they state that when the defendants attempted to refund some of them after numerous demands all cheques issued bounced and were dishonored by the defendants’ banks.

According to the court documents, the group states that they complained to police which has already investigated and changed Nankunda with among others criminal offences related to obtaining money from them in Mengo Magistrate’s court.

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