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Police Officer Held Over Extortion

Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, says Akiiso faces charges of extortion and obtaining money by false pretense. According to Nyene, the officer was picked up after her victims complained that she obtained money from them promising to help them join Uganda Prison Services last year, in vain.
Soroti police are holding one of their own for allegedly extorting money from five youths allegedly to help them join Uganda Prison Services.  The suspect is Corporal Esther Akiiso, an officer attached to Soroti Central Police Station.

Akiiso reportedly obtained Shillings 600,000 from each of her victim, saying the money was needed by a senior prisons officer to help the youths join Prisons as cadets. Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, says Akiiso faces charges of extortion and obtaining money by false pretense.

According to Nyene, the officer was picked up after her victims complained that she obtained money from them promising to help them join Uganda Prison Services last year, in vain. 

He wondered how the officer managed to convince the youths to part with such huge sums of money without any formal advert calling for applications for recruitment into Uganda Prisons Services.

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