Police have arrested six (6) people allegedly behind the criminal writing intimidating letters to city tycoons, demanding money from them
The group that calls themselves People’s Agency have been asking tycoons to pay money ranging from $30,000 (Shs113m) to $45,000 (Ssh170m) in bitcoin or else face death. So far 30 people had received these letters.
The suspects are; Muwonge Herbert, Mubiru Abubabker and Musinguzi Patrick all Boda Boda cyclists, others are; Kakande Doglas, Junju JohnBosco Kimera and Ssebaggala Kenneth.
Police are still hunting for a one Mwanje Brian, who is still at large and is suspected to be the mastermind of these letters. Mwanje is said to be hiding in one of the neighbouring countries and is said to be working with other people in Sweden.
Police are also hunting for Allan Kitonsa Saava, who is suspected to be hiding in South Africa, DRC or Sweden.
Operations are still on going and the police have warned Boda Boda Cyclists to desist from delivering parcels that they do not know the content.
The letters started circulating in October bearing a slogan “The Corrupt fear us, the honest support us and the Heroes Join Us”
Some of the Tycoons who have received such messages are; Hamis Kiggundu of Ham Towers, Idro Taban of KK Transporters, Yasser Ahman of Riham Group, Eco Buses, Oil com Nakulabye, SEROMA Enterprises, Link Buses, Seb Hotel, Daks Courier, Mukwano Enterprises, Ariranga Hotel, KFC, Piato Restaurant, Simba Telcom among others.
Meanwhile police have also arrested a one Ejakait Simon Peter, who has allegedly been extorting money from people from Tororo claiming to be a police officer working in the IGPs office.
His preys have been parting with Shs 80,000 to Shs 100,000 to have them registered.
Police say Ejakait and others still at large have been extorting money promising people to recruit them in police. The suspect will be arraigned before court and charged with Electronic Fraud, impersonation, theft and conspiracy to defraud people.
By Salmah Namwanje