Hoima Man In Trouble For Impersonating DPC

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Muhumuza was picked up for impersonating Hoima District Police Commander Bernard Akankwasa who has been away for training for the past five months.

 Hoima Police are holding a man accused of impersonating the District Police Commander to con unsuspecting residents. The suspect is Gordon Muhumuza, a resident of Kaitira village in Hoima Municipality.

 

Muhumuza was picked up for impersonating Hoima District Police Commander Bernard Akankwasa who has been away for training for the past five months.

 
According to Akankwasa, Muhumuza has been calling his unsuspecting victims pretending to be him in need of financial assistance.

 
He would later avail them an airtel money number that they would use to send him money. Muhumuza's luck ran out recently when Akankwasa returned to office and those that sent "him" money came to welcome him.

 
Shocked by the claims, Akankwasa asked for the airtel money number on to which the money was sent. He used the number to convince the suspect to come to Hoima central Police Station saying he had a deal for him.
 


On Tuesday, Muhumuza showed up at Hoima Police Station and was immediately arrested and locked up. Police have now opened a general inquiry file for victims to come and file their complaints.



 
By Wednesday afternoon, three of the victims including Moses Kirongo, a dealer in electronics and Ismail Marvin and one Joyitika had reported losing money to the suspect. 


 
Muhumuza has been conning money ranging from Shillings 100, 000 to millions. Other than impersonating the DPC, the suspect has been fraudulently selling plots of land to his victims and disappears after receiving payment.
 
 
On Wednesday, Muhumuza claimed to be an informer with the office of the District Internal Security Officer (DISO) Hoima. He kept silent whenever asked about his crimes. 




Akankwasa says the suspect will be charged with impersonation and obtaining money by false pretense when police inquiries are complete.