Police in Apac District have arrested a Uganda People’s Defence Forces –UPDF Soldier
for allegedly conning people and masquerading as a staff of the State House
Anti-Corruption Unit. Private Victor Omara, 30, a resident of Agege in Bala Sub
County, Kole district was arrested after
allegedly conning two staffs at Apac Main Hospital.
Reports from police indicate that Omara went to Apac
Main hospital two weeks ago, claiming to have been sent by Lieutenant Colonel Edith Nakalema, who Heads the
State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate Calvin Ekwaro and Angole
George, both clinical officers at the facility.
Omara claimed the two were implicated in abuse of office and conducting surgeries,
yet they are not qualified, which caused the death of many patients at the
government facility. It is alleged that the suspect solicited a sum of 470,000
shillings from the two.
He later gave them a grace period of one week to send him three million Shillings,
failure of which would drive him to would forward the matter to his boss Nakalema. The victims, however, reported the matter to police after contacting Lt.
Nakalema who reportedly disowned Omara leading to his arrest.
Philip Mukasa, the Apac District Police Commander confirmed the incident saying
the suspect is a soldier and has been charged with various charges while other
investigations are being carried out.