Written by Carren Papai
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Police in Malaba Border arrested a middle aged man for allegedly impersonating a senior deputy secretary in the ministry of internal security.
The suspect is said to have introduced himself before Teso North DC’s Office as Samwel Ngoiyo Machari a senior deputy secretary in the ministry of internal security seeking a police escort to Amukura area on official trip. The Dc Mrs Josphine Onunga hurriedly handed him an office that was to lead him to his intended destination but first on condition that he was to sign a visitor’s book in the Dc’s Office in Teso south.
Reliable sources who spoke to West Fm said between Amagoro and Kocholya, a young girl aged 15 dressed in civilian clothes bordered the vehicle the man was together with a police officer before the three of them resumed with their journey towards Amukura.
On arrival to Dc’s office in Teso South in Amukura, the Impostor and the police officer entered the office for official requirements before they joined the girl inside the vehicle where she is said to have changed her clothes now dressed in school uniform.
An officer who sought anonymity told journalists that the three proceeded towards St Marys’ Amukura girls Secondary School where the man was to return the girl to school after he had taken her from school a week ago pretending to be his father.
The conversation that took place in the principal’s office made the escort officer to sense danger hence he told the principal to call the parents of the girls who arrived and proved that the man was not a relative to them.
Police officers led by Malaba Sebastian Mulili arrived at St Marys’ Amukura and arrested the impostor before the two were taken to Kocholya Hospital for medical examination.
It is also alleged that the man was re-arrested again after the medical examination trying to escape in Tororo in possession of a vehicle which had no number plate. However Teso OCPD Elphas Korir dismissed the claims confirming that the impostor could be a unit driver and would be arraigned t in court for defiling a minor and for impersonating a government official.
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