How Over Shs50M Was Conned From Soroti Job Seekers

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It has emerged that over 50 million shillings was last week conned from job seekers in Soroti City in the Eastern side of Uganda.

Ageca Oscar Gregg, the East Kyoga police spokesperson, has explained that the victims majorly youths were duped by Global Alliance Recruiters, an organization that masquerades as having jobs for unemployed youths.

Gregg explained that they were tipped about the fraudulent tricks of Global Alliance Recruiters and they surrounded off its operations office where its leaders were arrested.

Police has identified the suspects that were arrested as Aziz Simon Enock Edwo from Serere district, Atinyi Edward from Mbarara district, Emagu William from Kaberamaido district, and Nakato Fiona Adyeri from Masindi district.

Gregg added that a total of 30 persons inclusive of the trainers and the trainees who had gathered at the venue for what is termed as illegal activity were also rounded up with the leadership.

The perpetual managers of Global Alliance Recruiters, trainees and trainers were detained at CPS Soroti.

“The above arrest was occasioned through intelligence, which allowed us to mount an operation at Atooti within Soroti City and arrest the leaders of Global Alliance who had recruited people from Busoga, Lira, Soroti,Pallisa and other places within the Republic of Uganda under the guise of offering them well paying jobs at a fee,” Gregg explained.

Police have since established that all individuals at the illegal training and recruitment centre had been made to pay between Shs900,000 and Shs1.3m.

“We appeal to the public to be wary of unsolicited promises of Jobs, money and privileges that are not earned. This can lead to them being conned of their hard earned monies, or trafficked for the benefit of unscrupulous persons,” Gregg said.

Police and sister security agencies have vowed to continue cracking down all job and business scam groups as well individuals.