Police in Kampala a Chinese National in connection to the BLQ sports fraud that saw Ugandans losing over Shs60Bn in fraud betting.
Polly Namaye, the deputy police spokesperson said that Yinghe Chen, 43 was arrested on Friday, June 23, in Nakawa.
He was a resident of the same place resident of UCB Zone in Bukoto 1, Nakawa Division in Kampala.
His arrest followed an interagency investigation by the National Cyber Task Force into allegations of fraud by Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC, with its five (05) subsidiary companies.
The National Cyber Taskforce is comprised of CID, Crime Intelligence (CI), ISO, ESO, CMI, Bank of Uganda, NIRA, NITA Uganda, and Uganda Banker Association, among others.
This brings the number of those arrested in relation to this fraud to five(05) people. On 11.05.2023, Police arrested Awori Mary, the wife to Mr. Yinghe Chen and the registered Director of Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC. On 12.06.2023, Police arrested Akoth Justine Oboth, Achola Mary, and Biira Shamim. These four suspects were all produced in court.
The estimated number of victims stands at 6000 Ugandans with losses of over 4.5 billion shillings. Acclaim BLQ Sports SMC operated under the slogan ” You lose, You win” which is believed to have attracted many people to the online betting company.
Namaye says the Directorate of CID is working closely with DPP to ensure that Mr. Yinghe Chen is produced to the court. The Police take these public interest cases very seriously and we encourage all members of the public who have useful information relating to this investigation to share it with the nearest Police.