Imposter Arrested For Posing As Police Officer

Police in Hoima District have arrested a 29-year old man for impersonating the police.

According to Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, the suspect Benard Karubanga, a resident of Kiryatete, a Hoima town suburb in Kahoora division, Hoima Municipality was arrested on Friday evening in Kiryatete following numerous complaints from members of the public.

Hakiza, added that the suspect with others still at large have for long been terrorizing Hoima residents extorting money from them in the areas of Kiryatete, Kibaati, Kiganda, Lusaka and Kinubi claiming to be part of the Police  enforcing the ongoing curfew.  

He added that Karubanga has been impersonating police to extort money from the locals and also torturing those who would refuse to hand over money to him during the wee hours of the night.

According to Hakiza, the suspect who is currently detained at Hoima Central Police station will be charged with impersonation, torture and acquiring money by false pretence.

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