Fresh information shows that Musoke has 20 pending cases at Old Kampala police station. A police source told URN that the suspect was arrested a few months ago and locked up at Old Kampala following complaints from his victims. However, the source says unnamed soldiers stormed the station and ordered his release.
Fresh details have emerged about the man
who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Directorate –CID five days ago
on allegations of defrauding 62 people more than Shillings 100 million with
bogus job promises in America and Europe.
Alfa Musoke is said to have conned his victims
through his Holyn Care Company, which he claims to own with President Yoweri
Museveni’s son, Lt. Gen. Kainerugaba Muhoozi. Fresh information shows that Musoke has
20 pending cases at Old Kampala police station.
A police source told URN that
the suspect was arrested a few months ago and locked up at Old Kampala
following complaints from his victims. However, the source says unnamed
soldiers stormed the station and ordered his release.
“We witnessed drama here when soldiers came and demanded for his release. The
DPC was helpless. The soldiers said they were going
to open the cells and pick Musoke by themselves. He is powerful,” the source
told our reporter.
URN has since managed to trace one of
the victims who filed a case against Musoke at Old Kampala Police Station, who
has confirmed that he was indeed arrested and released on “Orders from Above”.
Joshua Sserwanga, one of the con victims, says officers Old Kampala Police
Station told them that Musoke could not be detained at the same facility because
he is more like the ‘commander’ of the area.
According to Sserwanga, he first paid Musoke
Shillings 10 million with the hope of getting a better paying job since he was
tired of working in Arab countries. Sserwanga hastily traveled from Saudi
Arabia thinking he was soon going to travel.
“He asked me to pay 3 million Shillings
in order to remove the Visa from Arab countries claiming those Visas are not
liked by America. He later switched off his phone and I had to report a case at
Old Kampala police,” he said.
He, however, says following his arrest,
some police officers told him that Musoke couldn’t be detained at the station
because he is the ‘commander,”.
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Charles Twine, the Spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate,
says Musoke just like other con-stars, uses names of prominent persons to scare
away his victims.
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Musoke is facing charges of fraud, obtaining money by false pretence,
impersonation and attempting to traffic persons.
Joseph Kato is currently a Master's candidate at Makerere University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mass Communication from Kampala International University, a Diploma in Journalism and he's also a graduate in Guidance and Counseling.