Police in Kampala has arrested the proprietor of Masavu FC a football club based in Entebbe for defrauding mobile money agents.
The suspect David Kamya alias Tonny Sozi was arrested from Bweyogerere in Kira division, Kira Municipality on Wednesday morning.
According to Police, this football club boss has been a known notorious con star who has been wanted for some time.
“He operates all over Kampala Metropolitan area along Entebbe Road, Wakiso, Kira, Nansana and other areas,” said police
Personal checks indicate that he owns flats at Garuga, Stella Najjanankumbi, Kitubulu and Namusera.
Police said that Kamya swaps phones and steals agent lines with cash floats and withdraws it.
It is said that he goes to a mobile shop, pretends to be sending money but he gives a wrong none existing number. So the agent phone will not send money. It will instead show a message that” this number cannot receive money.”
At this time, he tells a mobile money agent to continue trying as he masters his/her pin code.
After that he tells the agent that he needs to go to the vehicle and pick another number.
When he goes to the car, he picks a phone out of the car of a similar make like that of the agent.
He comes with another fake number and tells the agent to try that one. Again it brings a default message.
At this point he tells the agent to give him a phone and he dials it himself.
When he gets the agent’s phone, he swaps with the similar phone he is holding and he disappears.
At the time of his arrest in Bweyogerere, Police says they found 51 phones in his car, some of which he had swapped from elsewhere and lines were recovered.
Police revealed that many people have been victims.
“We have references from Najjanankumbi, Kajjansi and others, Police added