Two men have been arrested in Jinja masquerading as State House staff.
The suspects are Mubarak Bulo and Kasim Kasibu, both residents of Nakavule village in Iganga district. They were arrested on Friday 10th in an operation led by the Jinja Resident District Commissioner, Eric Sakwa.
They were found in possession of 2 million Shillings which they had extorted from Harriet Gandhi, the head teacher of Victoria Nile primary school.
It is alleged that the suspects have been soliciting money from head teachers of different schools with promises of earning them promotions at the Ministry of Education.
Gandhi told journalists that, the duo started demanding for the money in February last year and vowed to cause her demotion if she failed to give them money.
“They started threatening me way back in February that, if I failed to deliver the money in two months, I would risk losing my job following their influence at the education ministry,” she says.
Gandhi added that “I even called some of their counterparts about the men, and they confirmed to me that, the two are state house operatives who were sent by the education ministry to supervise government schools.”
Sakwa says that the suspects have been defrauding teachers in Luuka, Kamuli and Iganga districts.