Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Police have arrested a tour operator for allegedly conning a tourist of $27,000 (Shs 99 million).
The suspect Didan Atukunda from Mamba Gorilla Safaris was arrested for declining to pay back $27,000 which he received through an erroneous payment by a tourist from Netherlands.
The money for gorrilla tracking permits .
Atukunda who was arrested in Kabale last evening was brought to Jinja road police station awaiting hearing.
The tourist erroneously paid $30.000 instead of $3000 for a trip to trek Gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable National park.
On realizing the error, he requested for a refund which Atukunda declined.
The tourists then contacted the Uganda Tourism Board who acted promptly to have him arrested.
Before his arrest , UTB tried to have this matter settled out of court but Atukunda wasn’t cooperative.