SFC Impersonator Arrested in Kampala

Kampala Police detained Ronald Taremwa, who was arrested for posing as an officer of the Special Forces Command (SFC) and deceiving jobseekers by promising them government positions. Taremwa was apprehended at Kampala Central Police Station after extorting Shs 5 million from Rhona Kusasira, whom he had assured of a job at Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) in Entebbe.

According to sources, Taremwa falsely claimed that he had connections to a high-ranking security official who could secure Kusasira a job at Entebbe International Airport. However, after receiving the money, Taremwa spun a web of lies until his arrest.

Kusasira, a law graduate, stated that she handed over the money, her passport-size photos, Curriculum Vitae, and a job application letter to Taremwa in April 2023. However, he continuously fed her false information. Desperate and suspicious, Kusasira checked with UCAA officials, only to find that they had no record of her job application.

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Upon realizing the scam, Kusasira reported the matter to Kampala Central Police Station. Taremwa was promptly arrested and charged under case file reference number 39/15/7/2023 for obtaining money under false pretense.

During questioning and with evidence presented against him, Taremwa admitted to his deception and agreed to refund Kusasira’s money. He returned Shs 4 million immediately and promised to clear the remaining Shs 1 million the following week.

Investigations revealed that Taremwa had been using his fabricated identity as an SFC officer to swindle unsuspecting Ugandans by promising government favors, including jobs. If convicted, he could face up to five years in jail for his actions.

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Sadly, this is not an isolated incident, as cases of conmen posing as UPDF officers to exploit the public have been increasing. In the past, individuals like Daniel Ongadia and a UPDF imposter faced legal consequences for their fraudulent activities. Police continue to investigate these matters and are working to ensure public safety.

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