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Fake Red Cross 'Recruiter' Arrested in Kampala

Charles Twine, CID spokesperson, has identified the suspect as Allan Hirya Kabooli the mastermind of the plot that created fake Red Cross job adverts that circulated on social media with intention of defrauding unsuspecting job seekers.
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The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is holding a man who has been masquerading as an employee from Uganda Red Cross Society. 

Charles Twine, CID spokesperson,  has identified the suspect as Allan Hirya Kabooli the mastermind of the plot that created fake Red Cross job adverts that circulated on social media with intention of defrauding unsuspecting job seekers. 

According to Twine, the suspect together with others still at large created fake adverts of jobs in Uganda Red Cross, which police say an unknown number of unemployed people fell victims in Kampala metropolitan area.

His arrest came after a weekend attempt to defraud one victim only identified as Majorine whom the racketeers had tasked to pay two million shillings before getting a job. However, the woman cross-checked with Red Cross head offices and found out that there were no jobs advertised, prompting her to alert police about the scam.

"When she called us, we worked with her and started tracking the suspects," Twine added. "We then dispatched our teams and arrested him on the same day he was supposed to receive this money from the victim according to the plan they had made. We’re still hunting others still large, whose details we already have. 

On searching him, police detectives recovered five sim-cards that Kabooli  has been using to call con his victims.

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Police are now calling on all victims to report to police and record statements that can help in charging the suspect.

“Upon his arrest, he confessed that this was a fraud," Twine said. "There are so many people whom they have conned and we want to call all victims to CID headquarters and help these investigations.”

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