Charles Twine the CID spokesperson identified two suspects as Mugerwa Nicholas, a resident of Kitebi in Rubaga Division and Ochan Allan from Nabweru in Nansana Municipality, who are currently being interrogated at the CID headquarters
Criminal Investigations Department-CID have detained two men in connection with
operating fake police social media accounts that they have been using to post
Charles Twine, the CID spokesperson identified two
suspects as Mugerwa Nicholas resident of
Kitebi in Rubaga Division and Ochan Allan from Nabweru in Nansana Municipality, who are currently being interrogated at the Criminal Investigations Department
two suspects who were arrested on Thursday evening opened twitter and Facebook accounts in police names which they
have been using to post disparaging
contests and conning some unsuspecting people. One of the ridiculous statements that were posted was that CPS police station building in Kampala was
"CID has built a formidable electronic
countermeasure and anti-cyber-crimes team whose output will inevitably make the
perpetrators endangered," said Twine. "We managed to
trace and arrested them and were still vigorously pursuing others. These acts and posts they have posting are criminal
Other statements they posted were against
senior police officers, including AIGP Asan Kasingye, which they posted attributing to the police spokesperson Fred
Enanga that Kasingye’s carelessness was the cause of contracting the Coronavirus.
Recently on the same accounts in name of Uganda Police after
the Makerere University main
building fire, there was a post that attributed to Fred Enanga and his deputy Polly Namaye that the public
should disregard the fire in Makerere saying that what had caused the collapsing
of the building was the wind.
Twine has called on the general public and all victims of some of
these fake accounts to come out at police CID headwaters and report.
//Cue; “come to CID
On the issue of conning, people police say that investigations show that these are the same people who
target accounts of celebrities to use their names to extort money. According to Twine, a number of celebrities have been reporting these same cases.