Journalist Held Over Impersonating School Inspector

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Jackson Turyahumura, the Inspector of Schools for Rukungiri District says that Tugaineyo was demanding for one hundred thousand shillings from heads of schools in form of transport allowance, after inspection.

Police in Rukungiri district is holding a journalist for impersonation.
 
The suspect in custody is Innocent Tugaineyo alias Dj Bishasha (22). Tugaineyo is said to be a resident of Itembe Cell, Kalisizo Parish, Buhunga Sub County. He is a broadcast journalist attached to Messiah FM in Kasese district.
 
Tugaineyo is accused of trying to pass himself off as the Inspector of schools for Rukungiri district.
 
Tugaineyo was arrested last evening in Bugangari sub county Rukungiri district while riding a motorcycle registration number UEJ 726V.  Before his arrest, Tugaineyo had spent the day traversing several primary schools claiming to be the inspector on official duty.
 
The real Rukungiri district inspector of schools Jackson Turyahumura says Tugaineyo was demanding for one hundred thousand shillings from heads of schools as his transport allowance after inspection.
 
Jackson Turyahumura, the Inspector of Schools for Rukungiri District says that Tugaineyo was demanding for one hundred thousand shillings from heads of schools in form of transport allowance, after inspection.
 
Turyahumura alerted the police after he learned of a schools inspector impersonator last Monday.

Innocent Tugaineyo alias Dj Bishasha 22, a resident of Itembe Cell, Kalisizo Parish, Buhunga Sub County and a broadcast journalist attached to Messiah FM in Kasese district is being accused of alleged impersonating as the Inspector of Schools for Rukungiri District.
 
Tugaineyo was arrested last evening in Bugangari sub county Rukungiri district while riding a Motorcycle registration number UEJ 726V Hamaya after traversing several primary schools claiming to be on an  official duty of inspecting the schools.
 
Jackson Turyahumura, the Inspector of Schools for Rukungiri District says that Tugaineyo was demanding for one hundred thousand shillings from heads of schools in form of transport allowance, after inspection.
 
Turyahumura says that education office was forced to report the matter to police for after receiving information that the suspect has been traversing several schools in the district since Monday last week.
 
Justus Twinamatsiko, the Officer-in-charge of Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department at Rukungiri Police station says that the suspect is being held at Rukungiri police station. He says that the suspect will appear before court to answer the charges accordingly after the investigations into the matter are complete.
 
However, Tugaineyo denies the charge and says he has been wrongfully arrested.He claims he was seeking the views of head teachers on the recent closure of 106 primary schools in the area. The schools were shut down for failing to meet minimum education standards set by the Ministry of Education.