Two students of Busoga University have been arrested for obtaining money by false pretense.
Two Kenyan law students at Busoga University are in trouble for conning a teacher of shillings 7 million.
Salim Mohammed and another student only identified as Ronald were picked up yesterday after their victim Enoch Mikayi, a teacher at Makembo primary school reported the matter to police.
It is alleged that on February 26, 2011, the suspects approached Mikayi pretending to be car dealers in Kisumu and promised to help him buy an Ipsum car and computers at shillings 7 million.
According to Mikayi, after received the money the suspects switched off their mobile phones and disappeared without a trace. After waiting in vain for two weeks, Mikayi mounted a search for the suspects and got found them in Iganga.
He reported the matter to police and the two were picked up. David Manzi, Iganga district police commander says that the suspects will be charged with obtaining money under false pretense when investigations are complete.
He says that reports of crime involving foreign students from Busoga University in Iganga are on the increase. Manzi says that the students con resident of their money and property.
obtaining money by false pretence