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UPDF captain, State House official remanded for extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Nakawa Chief Magistrate’s Court has remanded two government officials on charges of extortion and impersonation. They are Wilberforce Turyakira, the Assistant Private Secretary in Charge of Environmental Affairs in State House and Captain Emmanuel Abaho. The duo appeared on Thursday afternoon before Nakawa …

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UPDF captain arrested over alleged extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State House Anti-Corruption Unit has arrested a Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF Captain, Emmanuel Abaho, on allegations of extorting money from a businesswoman in Mityana. Captain Abaho was arrested alongside his alleged accomplice, Wilberforce Turyakira, by operatives at Café Javas in Kampala on Monday …

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Katete OC under probe for extortion

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Charles Kyazze, the Officer in Charge of Katete police post in Mbarara district is being probed over allegations of extorting money from people accused of defying the night time curfew. The officer is being implicated by residents and local leaders in Katete trading center …

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Mulago impersonator arrested at Kawempe Hospital

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Kampala are holding a man accused of masquerading as a medical doctor from Mulago National Referral Hospital to extort money from patients at Kawempe Referral hospital. Acleo Byamukama was arrested on Tuesday morning in a joint security operation involving detectives from the Statehouse …

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Police commanders extort money from suspects – Attorneys

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State attorneys have accused police commanders of extorting money from suspects arrested on allegations of violating the COVID-19 measures. Some of the state attorneys who spoke to Uganda Radio Network –URN but preferred anonymity say police commanders connive with investigators to extort money …

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Security personnel in Gulu accused of persistent brutality, extortion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security personnel in Gulu implementing the Presidential directives to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been accused of continued brutality and extortion. Victims being brutalized and extorted during patrols and night curfews include boda-boda cyclists; shop keepers, mechanics, restaurant operators, welding and metal fabrication …

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Four businessmen arrested for hiking salt prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four businessmen including three Indians and one Ugandan have been arrested in Koboko Municipality for hiking salt prices. The four were picked up by security personnel on Tuesday afternoon after a tip-off by locals and customers after realizing a drastic change in the price …

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Police in Busia accused of torture, extortion

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Masafu sub-county in Busia district have accused the police of using excessive force, being brutal and extorting money from suspects. According to residents, some police officers attached to Masafu police station torture suspects, extort money from them and also steal their property. Residents …

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South Sudan officials extort UGX 5M from Ugandan farmers

Lamwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  South Sudan officials have extorted up to Shillings 5.7 million from Ugandan farmers in Lamwo district to access their farmland since July this year, an investigation by security has revealed. The investigations show that 35 farmers from the district fell victim of extortion to access …

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