Crime

BULIISA RESIDENTS CONNED 10M IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL DEAL

By Pascal Onega

BULIISA: Over six residents of Ngwedo Sub county Buliisa District have lost over ten million Uganda shillings to a conman in construction materials deal.

Since lower Buliisa is sandy, residents procure some of the construction materials like bricks, timbers and others from upper Buliisa or neighboring districts.

This has been an opportunity for the conman to trick the stranded residents pretending to be dealers in such construction materials.

Apparently, the conman convinced the residents that he is to deliver bricks for them at a cheaper price thus attracting many people.

Over six victims who spoke to ugreports on the condition of anonymity said that they got a phone call from the brick dealer who promised to deliver to them at a cheaper price.

”We collected over 10million and sent the money, only to realize he was a conman since his number was unavailable after sending the money,” they asserted.

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Allan Ayebazibwe the officer in-charge of Criminal Investigation Department “CID” Buliisa District says many cases have been registered by residents over the same man.

”We have registered many cases by the residents over the same man,” he said.

ASP John Mwaule the Buliisa District Police Commander {DPC} says they are seriously hunting for him, urging the general public to be vigilant and always provide agent information regarding such people to the police so that the culprits are arrested.

”The hunt for the man is ongoing, the public should also be vigilant and report such people to the police so that the culprits can be arrested,” he said.

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