Five students are stuck at East Division Police Station in Fort Portal after they were conned in a job scam.
The students, Ms Phionah Muyama, Edwin Isaiah Napokoli, Doree Mutuwa, Sophia Nandudu, and Sam Dimadu from Mbale and Bulambuli Districts who are in senior four and six vacation, were allegedly promised jobs by Empowered Consumerism in Africa Company.
Napokoli who hails from Bulambuli District says that his former teacher connected him to Esther Namukwaye to get him a job in Fort-portal and were to each buy a mattress, five kilograms of rice, 10 kilograms of millet flour, and rent of 70,000 Shillings which will be refunded.
While in Fort Portal, Napokoli who was asked to pay 20,000 Shillings for registration and interviews, was later told to pay 1.4 Million Shillings to buy a laptop, company uniform, shoes, and a company ID after passing the interviews.
According to Napokoli, his father was forced to sell part of his coffee plantation to raise money but two weeks after paying the money, officials of the company disappeared and the offices in Kisenyi in Fort portal closed. Mr. Napokoli speaking…….
ASP Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West Police Spokesperson says that following complaints from the students, the police arrested five officials of the company. END