Police arrest man for conning parents with promises of scholarships

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Police arrest man for conning parents

Police is holding Isaac Nkonge, the director of African Children Development Unit for conning parents of their money with promises of giving their children scholarships.


He was arrested yesterday after 11 parents from Kisaasi reported to Kiira road police station that they were conned by Nkonge.
 
 
The parents told police that Nkonge told them that he would use his organization to place their children in different schools. His luck ran out after 11 children he had placed at Ndeeba parents’ schools were sent away for school fees forcing their parents to report to police.
 

Ibrahim Semugooma a resident of Komamboga central zone and father to 5-year-old Bashir Serwaniko said Nkonge took away their son after offering him a scholarship.


He however says that he was surprised when the school called him demanding for shillings 110,000 in school fees.  Semungoma a boda boda rider said he did not have the money and was making all efforts to have their son removed from the school.


Semungooma’s wife identified as Gloria Nazziwa together with 10 other parents recorded statement at Kiira road police station which later referred them to Katwe police station.
 
 
Speaking to Uganda Radio Network, Ibn Senkumbi, Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson says that is still waiting for the headmistress of the school to see a way forward to the problem.

Senkumbi says that each of the parents would pay 22,000 shillings to have their children registered as an orphan in order to qualify for scholarships.


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Nkonge has denied taking away people’s money but police say they have overwhelming evidence against him and would take him to court to face charges of obtaining money by false pretence. 

 

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