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Impostor students caught

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th October 2001 03:00 AM

Five students in Mbale masquerading as security officers, on October 13 amused passengers when they were forced to pay double the usual transport fare.

Five students in Mbale masquerading as security officers, on October 13 amused passengers when they were forced to pay double the usual transport fare. The students who had earlier stopped the taxi near the Bugema stage, Mbale, and looked drunk, demanded that they sit in the back seat. The conductor started asking for money from passengers as they approached a revenue check point, a few kilometres from Mbale town. He was shocked when one of the students told him they were security personnel attached to the chieftainancy of military intelligence. One of the students who recognised himself as Kaxstone, claimed they were on a special mission attempting to track down suspects involved in terrorism. However, one of the passengers in the front seat who had identified two of the students whispered to the driver to take action because they were merely intimidating the conductor and had deliberately refused to pay. The furious driver, changed direction and drove towards Mbale Central Police Station. As the taxi approached the junction heading to Mbale Police Station on Republic Street, one of the students apologised and said they were ready to pay the money but wanted to save money to attend a disco dance at club Oasis. Angry passengers ordered the students to pay sh2000 instead of sh1000 amidst laughter and jeers. They were abandoned to foot the remaining distance to town. But they thanked their stars that they had survived mob justice by the passengers or detention at the police station. ends

Impostor students caught

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