KAMPALA, Uganda: On Tuesday this week, the world woke up to nauseating stories and photos where, the Investigator CEO, Stanley Ndawula had supposedly leaked a young girl, Aisha Mutesi, 21 aka Aisha Lee’s nudes, purportedly for turning down his ‘sexual advances’ and financial ‘bribe demands.’
Later in the evening, Ndawula released a video, distancing self from the trending sickening news. He explained how his introductory investigations had gathered that his Twitter Account had been hacked into, had all particulars and settings changed before the hackers used it to circulate the young lady’s pictures attached to tens of different offensive stories.
That his Facebook and Gmail accounts had been hacked into first last Monday, was becoming an old story by Tuesday. Following the same, social media zealots code-named it a ‘SR vs. SN Battle. “This (Tuesday incident) is not the first. A lot have been circulating about me and to those in the know, they can actually guess who is behind it,” Ndawula said, seeming unbothered. However, speaking to this writer yesterday, he said his tormentors had over crossed the boundaries.
“Circumstantial evidence clearly indicate that it’s Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia’s project to character-assassinate me. He’s done it before to my friend Giles Muhame, the Chimp Reports boss, BOU officials and lawyers as well as several individuals he has fallen out with… so I am not exceptional,” Ndawula said, adding that all the allegations piled onto his person since hackers attacked him, was essentially started by Dr. Sudhir via his WhatsApp public Broadcast on August 11th 2021.
To this effect, the no-nonsense two-decade long crime investigative journalist did not stop at lamentations but registered the same with Uganda Police Force at Kibuli based CID, imploring them to investigate the matter, but giving in Sudhir as his prime suspect. “We received the complaint and the Director is yet to assign it to the respective department,” Charles Twine, the CID Publicist confirmed last night.
“On this forum, he made several other allegations against my person, some of which, as attached hereto…From that day and moment, people from different social media networks and accounts started replicating and circulating the same allegations against me,” wrote Ndawula in his letter to Crime Investigations Director, AIGP Grace Akullo. Below is the letter in full:
P.O Box 3093, Kampala
September 7th 2021
THE Director CID
Uganda Police Force
RE: REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATIONS INTO ILLEGAL ACCESS/HACKING OF MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS AND COMMISSION OF CRIMINAL LIBEL AND OFFENSIVE COMMUNICATION AGAINST MY PERSON, BUSINESSES AND OTHER PEOPLE
My name is Stanley Ndawula, a 50yr Ugandan resident of Kisaasi, Kasaana village, Kyanja Parish, Nakawa Division in Kampala District. I’m the CEO of The Investigator Publications (U) Limited, a Company running a news website via www.theinvestigatornews.com. I am also the Chairman of GIA Investments (U) Limited, a mother company to Yaya Xtra Residence (U) Limited which runs an organic foods restaurant in Kisaasi along Kulambiro ring road.
On August 11th 2021, a post titled: ‘Coming up soon: Simbamannyo building has been in sponsored news for some time until it slipped out of the owner’s hands! What do you think happened?” Shortly after, an acquaintance called Ussa called me with a request purportedly from Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia and his son Rajiv, to not only pull down the post on The Investigator Facebook page but also stop the story following it. He suggested to meet me but I told him I had no control over his boss’ request. I offered that the story was sourced from a Court Case whose Plaintiff’s lawyer is also The Investigator Company Secretary who, is well known to Dr. Sudhir himself. Ussa seemed to understand and closed the chapter.
On August 18th 2021, the story titled ‘An Auction that never was: ‘Details how Dr. Sudhir Bought Simbamannyo Seven days before the due date for Public sale,’ was published and the same posted on the official Investigator Facebook page the following day August 19th 2021. On that very day, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia went on social media, specifically via his WhatsApp broadcast handle and posted a photo of me and Mr. Friday Kagoro Roberts of Muwema and Co. Advocates, with a caption thus; “I know one of this Gentlemen in Red Shirt who is an extortion And Blackmailer. Any one knows the second Gentlemen??”. He further posted the same in a WhatsApp group called 400 Cups to which I belong. On this forum, he made several other allegations against my person, some of which, as attached hereto.
From that day and moment, people from different social media networks and accounts started replicating and circulating the same allegations against me. On Sunday 29th 2021, I received a text message purportedly from my daughter and on clicking it, my phone went out. Shortly, I realized I couldn’t access my Facebook and Gmail accounts. From then, the hackers attacked all my social media accounts and also attempted and still trying to hack into The Investigator Accounts both social and mainstream (website) forums.
Yesterday 7th September 2021, they hacked into my Twitter and posted nudes of a one Aisha Mutesi which went viral. They also created (cloned) the Investigator Website and posted the nudes before screen-shooting and circulating them as if they are from the main Investigator website. I received insults from all over, including on my phone both via calls and WhatsApp. In Aisha’s incident, they impersonated me and asked for money from her or they release her nudes. I managed to talk to her and she informed me that after 10 minutes, before she could even respond to their financial demands, they released the nudes. This means they were dying to credit their claims and or those of the mastermind that I am actually an extortionist.
Distressingly, they tag the President of the Republic of Uganda and other important people including top police officers in all their malicious messages. To my detriment, one such officers, AIGP Assan Kasingye wholeheartedly believed them and even retweeted about the same, hence unknowingly driving it further as a true account of what is being maligned against me!
Whereas these actions prompted by Dr. Sudhir and or his agents have grossly tortured me psychologically, they have also interfered my privacy and exposed my life to danger. The purpose of this letter is therefore to request you through your Cyber Crime department to instigate a thorough investigation and not only bring the culprits to book but have them answerable for their deeds.”
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