Woman held for extortion

National, Normal

The National, Friday February 7th, 2014

 POLICE have arrested a women who was pretending to be the secretary of National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop on fraud-related charges.

Police said the woman was arrested last week for trying to obtain K10,000 from local businessman, Mose Kopyoto.

She told Kopyoto, the owner of a lodge at 5-Mile, that she was Parkop’s secretary. 

She said Parkop’s family was stranded in Popondetta, Oro, and that she needed K10,000 from Kopyoto to pay for their airfare. In exchange, the family would stay at the lodge for a month.

She told Kopyoto’s secretary to call Parkop but gave the wrong numbers.

The woman and an accomplice texted Kopyoto to deposit the amount in a bank account. 

Kopyoto did not feel comfortable with depositing the money so he arranged to hand over cash in person.

The woman was to receive the cash from him at Vision City when she was arrested.

Parkop said both persons were not employed by his office.

“I am aware that they tried to defraud two other persons or firms apart from Kopyoto,” Parkop said.