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Two held in Hoima for 'Conning' Indian Businessman

The suspects whose names have been withheld by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations are accused of conning Kathiriwn Kunal.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region Police Spokesperson confirmed the arrest and detention of the suspects to URN.


Police in Hoima is holding two suspects accused of conning an Indian businessman  shilling 110 million in a fake business deal.  

The suspects whose names have been withheld by police for fear of jeopardizing investigations are accused of conning Kathiriwn Kunal. They were picked from Hoima town and Kampala respectively over the weekend.  

It is alleged that in February this year, Kunal who deals in Maize, Soya beans and sim sim  in Lira town approached the duo to buy for him Maize and sim sim in Hoima town. They reportedly reached an agreement with Kunal to buy him the items.  

On February 18th, 2021 Kunal rushed with the duo to DFCU Bank Hoima branch and withdrew 110 million shillings that he handed over to them to buy the produce after they had signed an agreement.

However, the duo on receiving the money disappeared to yet an unknown destination not until police started tracking them down.

Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that since Kunal reported the matter at Hoima central police station, police has been tracking the suspects not until they were arrested on Saturday from Hoima and Kampala respectively.

He says the suspects who are currently detained at Hoima Central Police station will be arraigned before court to be charged with theft once investigations are complete.  

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