- The suspects closed their offices in Nalukolongo.
- Over 200 people were conned.
- They paid up to 900,000 UGX to get jobs in the Middle East.
The directorate of anti-trafficking in the Ministry of Internal Affairs has mounted a hunt for couple that defrauded people of millions of shillings promising to get them jobs abroad.
Benard Kyenzeeni and his girlfriend Nankya are on the run after using social media pages to ask Ugandan youth to apply for jobs in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
According to Agnes Igoye, the deputy coordinator in charge of human trafficking in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, a total of 200 victims were conned of millions of shillings.
They each paid between shillings 600,000 and 900,000 for the jobs that never existed.
After extorting the money from the unsuspecting victims,these two lovers closed their offices called the Reliant Recruiters International, which they had opened up at Makanga house in Nalukolongo.
They also shifted from the home where they were staying and their known mobile phone numbers are currently switched off. Complaints have since been filed by the victims at Nalukolongo and Nateete police stations respectively.
Igoye is cautioning the public especially the youth to use only registered companies when seeking to go work abroad.