“I thank Her Lord worship Justice Catherine Bamugemereire for the four year sentence, it changed my mindset and at the same time built the lady I am, although I last saw her in court, I would be glad to present to her my four kids, she put brains in me.” Says Shanita.
After a period of 9 to 10 years down the road, socialite Shanitah Namuyimbwa alias Bad Black narrates her fraudulent scandal like a full blast drama series, although she now lives in a luxurious life with a 23 year old man Bijjabigereke Asher alias Asher Panda, guilt still haunts her.
Her come back was never expected by revealers for the court had taken all the property she had gained from frauding old David Green Halgh, a married British businessman from Burgess Hill, West Sussex, England and a father of two.
“ I lost everything, the court took all the properties I had garnered from the wealth of my man, I went out of prison a bankrupt but proud Shanitah” Black says.
It would require a great deal of brain storming to realistically understand how a girl at 19 years managed to seduce a billionaire from a prostitute to a house mistress. But since men are also born with vulnerabilities, David hardly noticed Shanitah was a swindler.
Black explains in June 2009 at the Rock Gardens in Speke Hotel, in central Kampala, she met David Greenhalgh, The two developed a mutual attraction and exchanged telephone numbers. Later they had drinks and spent the night together after negotiating and agreeing on a price. ($1000). She adds that it took her time to realize David was a billionaire not until he continued giving her more and more.
A CHANGE OF HEART
“Meddie is a dealer, he is slow but sure, he talks less but too aggressive in action, he seduced me in one day and we ended in bed on the same day, I have a feeling he might be a witch. Haahahah I cherished that dog and even nicknamed him Inai, sweat Inai”, she narrates.
Meddie Ssentongo a self proclaimed big spender by then met Black through a friend Dorothy. Dorothy told Meddie of how Black had a white man flashing dollars and Meddie saw it wise to corn her into an affair so that they run off with more moolah. Black briskly admired Meddie and fell into each other but retained David.
“Show that fool love, Ba Bye”. Meddie always told Black.
Being a foreign based pleasure seeker, David only came to Uganda for a few days in a month, they have a good time they he flies back. Meddie used Black as a mediator to get money as Black requested money from David, Meddie would also get his share.
“ I was afraid of Meddie, he had a pistol which he at one time pointed at me when I told him I was his boss, he told me never to demean him again”. Black says quietly.
Meddie was a real corn man, he rented a house near Blacks residence but never let her notice it, he always used spies in hotels, bars and all chilling places to rack up information on Shanitah. At the peak of it, he drew a plan to dig big chunks of money out of David. This entirely changed the story.
DAVID WAS TOLD THE AN UNTRUTH.
Shanitah and Meddie planned out a sham DaviShan Company Limited dealing in real estate, David was to share 75% and Black 25%. They opened up an account and poor David continuously wired money to it for the company to run.
“The whole company was a lie, me, Meddie and seven others including a worker at Bank of Uganda drunk and ate the money, and I don’t regret, I was too naive, I fall in a pit of dollars that’s why I didn’t work for men who use UGX currency, Baali bawunya” Shanita rants.
Meddie did the paper work to send to David, one of them was in charge of security, Shanitah had access to the money being a signatory to the account, the one in Bank of Uganda had a task to process the transactions without suspicion, others were wannabes, well wishers and handbags. As Greenhalgh had stocked USh11 billion (US$3,824,130 at that time), Black always withdrew the money from the bank account of Davishan Development Uganda and shared it among themselves. David wanted to prove the existence of the project but Black kept on extending the dates.
“ When I had David had filed a suite against me for conspiracy and fraud, I feared a lot but then this morale of being a socialite made me more aggressive and I even denied the charges having it at the back of my minds that I was guilty ”. Shanitah says proudly.
Shanitah was sentenced to a four years imprisonment after Justice Catherine Bamugemereire proved her guilty. While in prison Black says she had her fun base which upon seeing her yield, (Yooyo owaffe Black ow’etabbu).
I AM AN EMBEZZLER, YOU TAP ME I TAP YOU.
Immediately after Shanitah went out of jail, she was totally bankrupt but proud, she had no where to leave but her experience in sex working threw her in a two roomed house of a carpenter Abdul in Kyanja.
“Abdul was a poor man but saved me from shame, he made me his house wife and wanted to marry me but never would I marry a carpenter, me Shanitah, once a mogul always a mogul”, she says.
Abdul the carpenter thought he had met the lady of his life time and even chased his other wife away for Shanitah’s sake. Little did he know that Psychology says people who love black colour have colourful minds, it was impossible for a once famous lady to end up with a Kyanja ku bbiri guy.
“ As I was with Abdul, a friend told me Brian White wanted me urgently, Imagine I even had no transport money to go there but I had to improvise ”, she adds.
Namuyimbwa told Abdul she was going to see an old friend and Abdul dressed her like a moslem to puzzle her appearance, she bordered a motorcycle to Brian a well known rich socialite by then. Of course Brian wanted Shanitah’s services.
“Hey first give me $3000 to renew my self” Black told Brian even before serving him since she was hungry for money. She pulled all the style hence forcing Brian to buy for her the first I phone in life and also a Mark II car. Brian was really well served.
I called Abdul and told him to hell with his humble life, he told me how the ghosts of his ancestors had liked me but I told him your ghosts are stupid”, Shanitah adds.
Abdul refused to give her clothes which she regained back with forcefully means using Brian’s body guards. This gave Shanitah a come back after which she fled to Malaysia on Brian’s money and swindled it until she could suck no more.
Credit: Ibra K Mukasa