Breaking

Four Held For Extorting Money to Help Youth Join UPDF

Top story
Godfrey Abiagaba, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says the suspects have temporarily been charged with impersonation and extortion.
The five people suspected to have extorted money from youths to recruit them into UPDF
Four people accused of extorting money from youths interested in joining Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF are in custody at Kaberamaido Central Police Station. 

The suspects are Yasin Ayiise, Dure Olobo and Ronald Ochen, all from Kaberamaido district and Jack Robert Ogwang from Lira town.   They are accused of soliciting unspecified amount of money from youths in Lira, Dokolo, Kaberamaido, Amolatar and Soroti districts with promises of helping them to join the army.

Godfrey Abiagaba, the Kaberamaido District Police Commander, says the suspects have temporarily been charged with impersonation and extortion.

Samuel Odongo, the Kaberamaido Deputy Resident District Commissioner told URN that the suspects were picked up from Dokolo town after being tracked for weeks. 

He says the suspects had traversed several districts in a Toyota Noah registration number UAY 298Q to con their victims.  

Without divulging specific details, Lawrence Egole, the Dokolo Resident District Commission, said his office has previously registered several cases of extortion involving the suspects.

He cautioned youths against paying money to be recruited into the Army, saying UPDF recruitment is free of charge and is heavily publicized.

The 5th UPDF Division Spokesperson, Major Telesphor Turyamumanya, says there is no ongoing UPDF recruitment exercise, adding that even there was recruitment nobody is expected to pay to join the army.

Images 1

Keywords