Tukamushaba, who is currently detained at Hoima central Police station is accused of impersonation as a Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI personnel with the aim of defrauding guest house owners in Hoima City of their money. He was arrested on Sunday afternoon in Hoima City.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson confirmed the arrest and detention of the CMI Impostor to Uganda Radio Network.
A combined team of Uganda Peoples Defense
Forces-UPDF and police personnel have teamed up to corner and finally arrest Samuel Tukamushaba 32,
a resident of Bujumbura West cell, Kihombaza ward, Hoima East division in Hoima
City for extortion.
Tukamushaba, who is currently detained at Hoima
central Police station is accused of impersonation as a Chieftaincy of Military
Intelligence-CMI personnel with the aim of defrauding unsuspecting guest house owners
in Hoima City of their money. He was arrested on Sunday afternoon in Hoima City.
Tukamushaba is accused of soliciting money from
Guest house owners in Hoima City after claiming to be a CMI operative
assigned to close all the guest houses operating during the lockdown announced
by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region Police spokesperson
told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that police got a tip off
from one of the guest house owners in Hoima City that Tukamushaba approached
and demanded money from him in order to allow his guest house operate without any disturbances
from security operatives during this lockdown period.
Hakiza says on getting the information, police
and the Uganda Peoples defense forces-UPDF soldiers immediately swung into action and
arrested the suspect who was immediately whisked to Hoima central police station
where he is currently being detained.
According to Hakiza, at the time of his arrest
and detention, Tukamushaba had extorted money from over 10 guest house owners
in the city. He would charge the guest house owners different amount of money ranging from between sh 50,000 and shillings 200,000.
Police have preferred charges of extortion and
impersonation against Tukamushaba.
Hakiza has warned members of the public to be
vigilant and report such people to security operatives for quick action to be
taken against them.