The Police Flying Squad Unit in Kampala has arrested a man posing as an official of the State House Anti-Corruption unit headed by Lt.Col. Edith Nakalema.
According to Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, Hammidu Ssegawa was arrested from Nkurumah road in Kampala on Tuesday afternoon.
“He has been presenting himself as an employee for the State House Anti-corruption unit. He was found with a forged State House ID and walkie –talkie,” Owoyesigyire said.
The Kampala Metropolitan police mouthpiece added that the Special Investigations Division in Kireka is also investigating Ssegawa for charges related to the theft of money totaling to shs1.2 million he is accused of have conned from various mobile money attendants throughout the city.
“We have also opened up a case of threatening violence reported by one Bannet Kiru.”
Over two months ago, two men were arraigned before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo and charged with impersonation and soliciting for bribes passing as detectives of the State House Anti-Corruption unit.
Prosecution at the Kololo based court alleged that Kassim Lasibo and Mubarak Bulo in May 2019 attempted to obtain a bribe of Shs1.39 million from the headteacher of Victoria Nile Primary School in Jinja after threating that they were investigating her.
Earlier, another group of imposters including UPDF soldiers were arrested and arraigned before the division court-martial in Jinja for posing as employees of the State House Anti-Corruption.
President Museveni last year launched a new unit based in State House to crack the whip on corruption and appointed Lt. Col.Edith Nakalema to head it.
The unit has made tremendous strides by arresting a number of government officials in various parts of the country involved in misusing government funds.
However, because of being feared by many, a number of imposters have come up to disguising as employees of the State House Anti- Corruption and fleeced a number of officials of huge sums of money threatening to arrest them.