By Tubamanya Mattia
The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) on Friday arrested a man in Kasese District, who has been soliciting money from those interested in joining the Force through the recruitment exercise that was held yesterday at booma grounds in Kasese town .
It’s said that the yet-to-be-identified man was always identifying himself as Major Wilson Mbadi who continuously assured the interested persons of a direct entry to the force since he claimed to know big and responsible people involved in the recruitment exercise.
Col.Rogers Okiror, the exercise commander of Team II, said that they got the information about the act by this man immediately after arriving in Kasese district and they started forging means of arresting him.
He added that during the exercise, the recruitment team faced overwhelming numbers of interested persons revealing that they targeted 160 people but 5000 turned up, l
Proscovia Kajumba a widow from Bugoye sub-county in Kasese district and one of those who is one of the people who had given money to the suspect explained that she took a loan of 200,000 shillings to enable her son to join the force
Kajumba and her son got shocked to see the man who claimed to be big and connected to the recruiting officers being arrested.