KAMPALA, Uganda: That whoever falls out with city tycoon, also Federal Republic of Nepal Consul to Uganda, Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia, ends up being hacked and character assassinated, is a public secret. That all his hacking victims have ended up coiling tails before hiding their heads in the sand, is as clear as day following the night.
However, this has not been the case with the mighty Investigator CEO, Stanley Ndawula whose social media accounts were not only hacked into recently, but pulled off the internet for some good days. The battle between the no-nonsense investigative journalist and Sudhir started close to a month ago when, the former published the story of the latter’s fraudulent means under which he bought a city prime property, Simbamannyo House from Equity Bank.
It all started by Sudhir ignoring the factual story and went for Ndawula’s persona, describing him as a total extortionist and blackmailer. Ndawula swore never to take it lying and started publishing more revealing stories, depicting Sudhir as a fraud candidate, hence with no moral authority to brand anyone a Constar.
What followed was the infamous hacking of Ndawula’s personal Facebook account, The Investigator Facebook page, his Twitter Handle as well as his personal Snapchat account. Evidence gathered further indicate how the tycoon proceeded to hire hackers to bring the mighty Investigator news website off the internet.
Ndawula momentarily gave up on the big fish’ fraud exposure and concentrated on hunting down his internet assistants he was using to attack him. “He is a computer illiterate. It’s better we focus on the people he is using to attack us,” Ndawula once announced during a staff meeting, some of whose members, Mr. Jacko David Waluluka and Mr. Stephen Muwambi were also the hackers’ victims.
How we went about on this project is an interesting, must-read story whose series will run at the right time. However, good to note is that all the responsible characters in the vice have not only been apprehended by police but had their statements well extracted. Until yesterday, the only publicly known accomplish was Ashburg Katto who is currently free vide a police bond.
Evidence scooped from Katto and three others (names withheld for now) is pointing at Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia as the sole facilitator of the Investigators’ hacking scheme. Understandably though, the disturbed tycoon didn’t go it alone. He applied services of his digital manager and known blue-eyed boy, a one Ussa Ssegawa, to execute the filthy project.
With police having more than enough evidence against Ssegawa, he became the next target before Sudhir himself. The problem was how to arrest Ssegawa who is always around the big man. Nevertheless, Stanley applied his skills along with those of fellow investigative pries. “After Katto’s release, we chilled as if everything had ended at that. Ussa had switched his phone lines, hence sending us a signal he suspected something. Even when we had his new line, we chilled him,” Stanley recalled last evening.
With Ndawula’s loud silence about the matter, Ussa regained confidence and loosened up. He however didn’t do so for long as he was yesterday cornered and arrested in a style that can only fit for a movie script. Upon his arrest, Ndawula took to Facebook and announced thus; “And you thought Ashburg was something in this matter? Yes, that’s what I implied but I wasn’t that serious about it, though not sorry about the same. Kati load your bandos and watch this space… #SimanyiObaNtegeerekeka.”
With Ussa finally arrested, we have resolved to start releasing one at a go, some of the evidence pinning the naughty tycoon as the mastermind of the entire dirty game that saw Ndawula Stanley, the renowned son of a Reverend Canon, being associated with nudes of a young girl, a one Aisha Lee, 21, thanks to Sudhir hackers.
In the first released audio embedded in this very story, Ussa is heard briefing Sudhir about the successful hacking into, and ‘total’ deletion of Ndawula’s Facebook accounts off the internet. Speaking to the Investigator last evening, the CID Spokesman SSP Charles Twine confirmed Ussa’s arrest, saying the same have already inked a statement before being deposited into Jinja Road Police Station cells for safe custody.
And sources privy with the investigations intimated how it will take the world’s most corrupt judges to scratch Sudhir’s name off the Prime Suspect’s position as all suspects, including Ussa, have him as their master. “This case will expose many people if Sudhir is off the hook. Guys pinned him in every angle. It’s now a story of money versus professionalism and integrity;” said the source. Watch this space.
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