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Police finally unmasks the persons behind threatening letters

by James Ateenyi

Police has finally managed to identify a criminal gang leader who was behind several threatening letters that were anonymously dropped to business communities in Uganda.

This follows the October 11th incident were the police addressed the media explaining that some criminal gangs were circulating letters with threatening messages to the business community with a few of extorting money from them especially in Kampala Metropolitan Areas.

The Police Spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango said that threatening letters were allegedly written and distributed a group of calling themselves “People’s agency”.
“The letters in addition to carrying intimidating messages were demanding for payment of money in foreign currencies ranging from USD 30,000 to USD 45,000 which was supposed to be paid within three months as contribution towards the activities of the criminal gang. The muode of payment was by bit coin,” Onyango said.

Onyango stated that police has traced the image of the gang leader and appealed to the public to identify him and a big reward awaits the person who will successfully identifies the gang leader.

“Investigations into this matter is still on ongoing, however, we would like to appeal to the general public to positively identify for us the criminal in this photograph as he is the man behind the threatening letters to the business community. A reward of Shs 20,000,000/= (twenty million shillings only) awaits anybody who can positively identify him,” Onyango said.

He added, “Police appeals to whoever has any information which may lead to his arrest and prosecution to pass it in confidence to the nearest Police Station or ring telephone numbers 0712827702, 0702436325, 0702415982, 0715411689.”

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