A security guard employed privately has been apprehended for falsely presenting himself as an officer from the Special Forces Command (SFC) and coercing a medical doctor into giving him 3.5 million Ugandan Shillings by posing as someone who could aid the doctor.
Aaron Ainebyona, who works as a security guard for Urban Security Company in Jinja, Eastern Uganda, was detained by SFC personnel in collaboration with detectives from Kampala’s Central Police Station.
The charges against him are related to assuming a false identity and engaging in extortion.
Ainebyona was caught after a medical doctor, also associated with the Ministry of Health, reported the incident.
The medical doctor had been deceived by Ainebyona, who claimed to be part of the State House Lands Department.
In July 25, 2023, Ainebyona convinced the doctor to provide him with a total of 3 million Ugandan Shillings and an additional 500,000 Ugandan Shillings via mobile money, ostensibly to assist in the eviction of an individual encroaching on the doctor’s land in Luweero.
Despite the doctor’s payment, Ainebyona failed to fulfill his promises, leading the doctor to report the matter to the Central Police Station in Kampala.
Subsequently, Ainebyona was lured to Stanbic Bank’s main branch in the city center, under the pretext of receiving another 1.5 million Ugandan Shillings. However, upon arrival, he was apprehended.
At present, Ainebyona is in custody at the Central Police Station and is awaiting a court appearance. His charges include impersonation of a State House operator and obtaining money through deceitful means.
During questioning, Ainebyona disclosed that he hails from Mutungo Bbiina, although his workplace is situated in Jinja.
Maj. Jimmy Omara, the spokesperson for the SFC, verified the incident and cautioned the public against falling victim to such fraudulent individuals.
He emphasized the need to maintain a vigilant attitude and not to easily believe claims made by unknown parties.
This incident occurred shortly after another occurrence in which an individual was arrested for pretending to be an SFC Major.
The imposter, Eric Kategaya, asserted his status as a serving Major within the Special Forces Command and presented a driving permit and a forged SFC identity card as proof. Further investigation revealed the illegitimacy of the identity card.