BACKFIRE: Don Zella Faces US Blacklist Over Fake $80k Counterfeit

By Our Reporter

KAMPALA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| “What goes around comes Around” When she thought she was up to her game, things are getting ‘bitter” now Sumbie eater Sheila Nadege aka Don Zella.

After trying to blackmail her host Speke Apartments that belongs to property mogul Dr Sudhir Ruparelia over her stolen counterfeit dollars, Zella will now dance to her own tunes.


After being dragged to the US embassy over fake dollars, Don Zella cold be banned from stepping in the United States if this information is to go by.

The latest information is that Speke Apartments has written to the United States Embassy in Kampala notifying it about the proliferation of counterfeit US currency by Don Zella and her racket.

In a letter received by the American Embassy and written by the Ruparelia Group head of security Ahmed Bongo, informed the embassy of a recent matter reported at Jinja road police station where Don Zella had complained to a break into a hotel apartments at Speke Apartments where she allegedly lost up to USD 90,000.

“As you will see on your own investigations, she did not seem eager to follow up with police on this matter and never asked on the state of the said American currency”

He adds “As CCTV footage exits and can be availed pointing to likely connivance between the said Nadege Sheilla and the principal suspect in the CCTV footage, police effected an arrest of the principle suspect in the CCTV footage”.

Bongo explains that on arrest, the suspect was found with up to USD 80000 in counterfeit American currency and European Union currencies.

“The exhibits are still at Jinja road police and Sheilla Nadege is still at large with indications that she is likely to leave the country soon. It appears evident that there is an international racket inclusive of the arrested suspect and the said Don Zella dealing in counterfeit USD and EU currencies”

Ruparelia Group wants the American Embassy to interest itself in the prospect of the international racket dealing in counterfeit currencies and thus pursue the matter to its logical conclusion.

The European Union and the financial intelligence authority have also been notified.

This follows after Jinja Road police arrested a one Adome Jeremy, 36, for allegedly stealing 80,000 USD from the Room 107 at Speke Apartments.

The money allegedly stolen belonged to Don Zella who had booked the apartment for 30 days on the December 5th, 2020.

According to CCTV footage recovered from the apartment on December 24th 2020, the suspect, who is the same time a resident in the building, is seen accessing room 107 with another person yet to be arrested.

They are later seen leaving with items. The suspect later fled to his home in Arua.

A sum of 60,000 USD counterfeit money has been recovered from the suspect and it has since been exhibited.

He has, however, insisted that the exhibited money is what he stole from the room.

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