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Man Arrested in Kasese for Extorting Money from UPDF Applicants

Thembo Wilson Mbadi, 34, was on Friday arrested while attempting to extort money from unsuspecting applicants who had turned up for the UPDF recruitment exercise at Booma grounds, Kasese Municipality.
Thembo Wilson Mbandi was arrested by UPDF during the recruitment exercise as he attempted to extort money from applaicants

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A man in Kasese town has been arrested for allegedly extorting money from people interested in joining Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF.   Thembo Wilson Mbadi, 34, was on Friday arrested while attempting to extort money from unsuspecting applicants who had turned up for the UPDF recruitment exercise at Booma grounds, Kasese Municipality.

Col. Rogers Okiror, the team leader for the recruitment exercise for the mid-western region said they received a tip-off on Thursday night about Thembo and dispatched their team during the recruitment exercise.

According to Okiror, the suspect promised to help people join the force if they give him money.

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Apolot said the suspect has been handed over to UPDF for disciplinary action.

Proscovia Kajumba, said she gave 200,000 Shillings to her son who informed her that there was someone in the army who would help him join.

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Meanwhile,  a number of hopeful candidates were turned away during the exercise in Kasese town.

Most of these were found with forged academic papers, and some had no National IDs and recommendation letters from LC1 chairpersons, District Internal Security Officer-DISO, and Resident District Commissioners- RDC. Others were rejected on physical medical grounds while some were above the recommended age of between 18-30 among other factors.

  

Col. Apolot said they only needed 160 recruits from the more than 5,000 youths who had turned up for the exercise.

The recruitment team zeroed on 200 who will then undergo further medical screening before they are enrolled for military training.

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