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Suspects who blackmailed businessman with sex video seek to reconcile with the victim

Dorah Walukwendera with Tracy Nangendo

Three people accused of blackmailing an Iganga-based businessman with a sex video they recorded secretly, have intimated to court that they are reconciling with their alleged victim.

The accused persons are Dorah Walukwendera, 33, a housewife, her husband Hamis Mukota, 41, a civil engineer, and his wife’s niece, Tracy Nangendo, 21, a teacher at Kampala Language School.

In a session presided over by Buganda Road Court magistrate, Ms. Marion Mangeni, the matter had come up for mention when the accused briefed court that they are already in talks trying to reconcile with the businessman, Mr. Hariri Isabirye, so that he pushes for the case to be formally withdrawn.

They are accused are charged with two counts which include; demanding property with written threats and criminal trespass. The accused persons as well sought court for more time to be able to complete their talks with their alleged victim.

The court as well heard from the prosecution that although Mr. Isabirye, who is currently on a business trip in the US is ready to testify against the three accused persons on the next adjournment date, he still he is much willing to reconcile with them.

The trial magistrate, Ms. Mangeni after hearing from the accused and state, adjourned to November 4, for the parties to brief the court on the terms of reconciliation.

The prosecution contends that the trio and others still at large between Kampala, Jinja, and Iganga districts with intent to extort or gain made and forwarded written statements to the businessman, Mr. Isabirye using their WhatsApp numbers demanding Shs150M without reasonable cause.

On the count of criminal trespass, it is alleged that the couple Walukwendera and Mukota between January and April 2020, within Iganga district gained access to a house in possession of Isabirye hid in the ceiling of the said house and using a smartphone, recorded a sex video between Isabirye & Nangendo without his consent, with intent to intimidate, insult, annoy and demand Shs150m from him.

Police records indicate that the couple allegedly sneaked into the ceiling of the house of Iganga-based businessman, Isabirye, who recorded him in a sexual relationship with Nangendo after which they started threatening him to give them money least they would post the video on social media.

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