Police in Kampala, have launched an investigation into a fraud scam, involving some officials from the education service commission.
The deputy director criminal investigation department, Okoth Ochola, says that the investigation follows reports, that some officials connived with a racket of thieves to extort money from teachers, who are seeking to get Jobs in the education service commission.
Two people including a Makerere university student, Dalausi Kayanja, have so far been arrested.
Police says that Dalausi, was arrested while picking money from one of the teachers at Nandos in Kampala. Upon his arrest, Dalausi told police that he was working under instructions of a one Gerald Kalanzi.
Kalanzi was also arrested. He was found with lists of grade five teachers who recently sat for examinations and applied for Jobs as assistant education officers. He confessed that several teachers had fallen victim of his scam, after they were promised jobs.
The number of teachers conned so far is not yet clear, but police say they are going to freeze two Bank accounts in Kiboga, where they suspect the money was being deposited.
Ochola says that police intend to step up investigations into officials of the district service commission with a view of establishing who could have leaked the lists of teachers, to the thieves.