Embattled gospel musician Rose Muhando was on Sunday, June 4, arrested on suspicion of fraud.
Confirming the arrest, Singida police boss, Debora Mligimba, said the singer was arrested at her home in Ikungi area after AICT Singida Church filed a complaint with authorities, claiming Rose Muhando had refused to pay them money that she owed the church.
It is claimed that on November 3, 2016, Rose Muhando received Tsh800, 000 (Ksh37, 000) from the Chairman of AICT Singida Church choir, Mashala Japhet, after the singer allegedly accepted to grace the launch of the choir’s album, but she failed to turn up.
The church alleges that Ms Muhando did not refund the money either and was seen ministering at another place on the date of the album launch(November 13, 2016).
The Chairman further alleges that Ms Muhando received an additional Tsh150, 000 (Ksh6, 900) as bus fare.
Confirming her arrest, Ms Muhando told eDaily that it was a case of a mistaken identity.
“Yes, the police arrested me on Sunday, June 4, but I wasn’t supposed to be their target. They were looking for another lady whose name is Rose, which is similar to mine. The other Rose is the one who obtained money from the said church with the pretense that she was me. I am currently at home after securing a release,” Rose Muhando said.