The former owner of Masavu Football Club based in Entebbe has been arrested on allegations of swapping mobile phones belonging to money transfer agents and later illegally withdraws cash from them.
The suspect identified himself to police as David Kamya alias Tony Ssozi, Masavu Senior.
Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesman Luke Owoyesigyire said the man was arrested at Bweyogerere in Kira Municipality, where he was targeting unsuspecting mobile money agents.
“He operates in different parts of Kampala Metropolitan area especially on Entebbe Road, Wakiso, Kira and Nansana. He swaps mobile phones and steal agent lines with float (money) and later withdraws it,” Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Owoyesigyire said.
ASP Owoyesigyire said upon his arrest, police recovered 51 mobile phones in his car.
According to statements from his victims, he goes to the agent and tells them that he wants to send mobile money.
He initiates the process and later gives his victim a wrong number. The unsuspecting victim fails to send the money to the wrong number. He insists that it is the number and urges the victim to send to the same number.