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Two arrested over fraud, impersonation

stronKampala- stronPolice have arrested two people in connection with the alleged impersonation of various institutions and obtaining money falsely by pretending to supply cereals and other produce.

The two accused persons Mr Wilson Musinguzi Ruhweza and Mr Ismail Kamugisha, also known as Rogers Tumusiime, were arrested on Sunday in a joint operation by the Police Flying Squad and other security agencies to crack down on a racket of suspected conmen.

According to the police, the accused conned several businessmen, including Mr Chris Kaijuka who was conned of Shs96 million in Mbarara District in May and Mr Paul Munanura who was conned of Shs51 million.

Another businessman, Mr Richard Munyanga, was conned of Shs20 million in Fort Portal Town.

The police said the duo is part of the accused on a charge sheet in which a one Charles Birungi, commonly known as Dennis Owesigire, was remanded for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence.

The duo was arrested at Bweyale Town while heading towards the northern region where they were going to defraud a group of farmers and produce dealers. They were transferred to the Central Police Station in Kampala where they are being detained pending investigations into a number of complaints in connection with obtaining money by false pretence.

Mr Herman Owomugisha, the commander Police Flying Squad, yesterday confirmed the arrest of the two accused persons.

It is said the suspects have been disguising themselves as officers in charge of prison farms and selling cheap maize and beans to schools, produce dealers and exporters to defraud them of millions of shillings.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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