The police at Nalufenya in Jinja district have in detention 3 people arrested for conning people of huge sums of money while masquerading as Flying Squad operatives.
Addressing a news conference on Thursday in Kampala, website like this http://currencymeter.com/wp-includes/template-loader.php the Flying Squad Commander Herbert Muhangi said they made the arrests after receiving complaints on the behavior of some of their operatives while in the field.
“Most of the (suspects) have a security background. They were formerly either in Operation Wembley, rx http://clovellysurfclub.com.au/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-components/theme-engine-v1/templates/wpsc-cart_widget.php Violent Crime Crack Unit or the Rapid Response Unit, price ” Muhangi said.
“They solicit money from members of the public, arrest and also torture them.”
Those in custody are Ahmed Buwembo, Apollo Masiko and Buwembo Umaru who were part of the racket impersonating as operatives of the police Flying Squad.
According to Muhangi, the 3 were found with a walkie and a Chieftaincy of Military Investigations identity card. These he said will have to explain where they obtained them.
The Flying Squad boss singled out Bulenga (Wakiso district), Bweyogerere, Ndeeba, Kawempe and Old Kampala as areas where most of these imposters operate from but warned that no stone will be left unturned in looking for them.
“We will not allow them tarnish our name and the achievements gained so far,” Muhangi warned.
He said that some of these imposters have been involved in car thefts and sold them to neighboring countries or even conning civilians promising to recover stolen vehicles.
However, ChimpReports has separately learnt that many of these imposters have in the past worked for the police Flying Squad but have since been dismissed.
“Since they knew the system, they can easily take chance and defraud unsuspecting members of the public,”said a source who preferred anonymity.
The source also noted that many of these have knowledge of impending Flying Squad operations and can easily dupe the public into giving them money to recover some of their stolen items.
Muhangi however, warned that a serious operation has started to have these elements arrested.
He said they have in the past one year recovered over 40 guns and 50 vehicles, an achievement he said they can’t let be put into the sewers.
The Flying Squad boss urged the public to always contact the area DPCs for help whom he said his team works with in case of any operation.