A UPDF officer Major Robert Mugumya is in police custody after being detectives arrested by from Kira Road Police Station for impersonation. 

A UPDF officer Major Robert Mugumya is in police custody after being detectives arrested by from Kira Road Police Station for impersonation. 


According to reports, Mugumya and three others identified as Mark Mugume, Joseph Mugisha and a prison warder Augustine Ngabirano allegedly impersonated officials of the Lotteries and Gaming Board. 


The suspects were arrested on Wednesday by detectives from Kira Road Police Station following a tip from staff of Bet City in Kisaasi. 


The suspects upon arrest were taken to their respective homes for a search; four lottery slot machines were recovered while detectives also found a motor vehicle registration number UAA 034E.


Luke Owoyesigyire, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson says they have been receiving complaints about the suspects defrauding betting companies.


"So far more than 18 complaints have been registered at Kiira road police station about the four people," Owoyesigyire said. 


The suspects have been confiscating lottery machines and picking money from the areas of Kisaasi, Bukoto, Makerere kikoni, Matuga, Masulita and Kivulu.


They remain custody on tentative charges of impersonation, theft and obtaining money by false pretence from unsuspecting victims.