By Leonard Twinomugisha
KAMPALA. The Director General Internal Security Organisation Col. Kaka Frank Bagyenda has confirmed the arrest of Mugisa Akiiki Henry who has been posing as an Internal Security Organisation Officer and an official from the Office of the President to extort money from unsuspecting Ugandans.
Mugisa was arrested from Subs Restaurant on Buganda Road on Tuesday while picking up Shs1million from one of his victims Abdu Kimera the Chairman of Taxi drivers of Salama stage Munyonyo, who had been framed as a panga-wielding thug and asked to pay Shs2million to help him clear his name with ISO investigators.
Col. Kaka said that Mugisa and his team use various methods to take money from their victims.
“These people use several methods which range from networking and infiltrating the security agencies, framing people and taking their money, promising to rescue them,” he said.
At the time of his arrest, Mugisa was found in possession of fake identity cards purportedly from the Office of the President with a designation of “Intelligence Officer”, Kampala Capital City Authority with a designation of Councillor - Makindye and business cards that portrayed him as manager of clean image dry cleaners.
He confessed to have designed the identity cards himself using snapshot software.
“I made the identity cards on my own since I sometimes do graphics as a side job,” he said.
The victim to Mugisa explained that the attempt to frame him and take money from him and other taxi colleagues started a few weeks ago when by virtue of being their leader probed to know the disappearance of Shs20million from Salama Mutambule Commuters SACCO. The signatories of the SACCO allegedly sought the help of Mugisa to frame Kimera in order to silence him.
“When we kept demanding to know the whereabouts of the Shs20 million, Mugisa showed up and claimed to have seen incriminating files on me in Director General ISO’s office, and asked me for money to clear my name,” Kimera said.
In a statement, he said that the public should know that the Government does not let go any case of terror but follows up until the wrong doers are brought to book. He however declined to give further details of the suspects saying the investigations are still underway.