By Solomon Hamala
Police in Iganga have arrested a 43 year old woman for allegedly conning the public of billions of shillings in fake school fees bursaries.
The suspect Nassozi Edith who was arrested on Monday 31st January in Mayuge and brought to Iganga yesterday 1st February 2022 is said to have been impersonating as a state house employee, dealing with education and giving bursaries to the less privileged.
She is said to have founded the Education Saving Bureau, with which she has collected billions of money from Ugandans.
It has been established that the con woman had traversed the districts of Mayuge, Bugiri, Namayingo, Jinja, Mukono, Lugazi, Tororo, Amudat and Iganga among others recording case files in all the districts.
Her 40 days however ended with Iganga, where the masses turned against her after promising them empty bursaries.
“She has conned over 19.4 million shillings in Iganga alone”, said police spokesperson Busoga East, Nandaula Diana, adding that she has also conned over 1 billion shillings from the other districts.
We have also established that in Iganga, the con woman was in connivance with a one Namatovu Rehema, who got her clients (victims)
“Her case is on file number CRB34/2022 at Iganga CPS,” spokesperson Nandaula.
We have however also learnt that Nassozi has several case files open in different districts she has conned the public of their money. CRB02/2022 in Mayuge, CRB103/2022 in Namayingo among others.
Nandaula confirmed Nassozi’s arrest and noted that she is being charged with 50 counts.
The suspect is a resident of Nakawuka zone in Wakiso district.