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Frank Gashumba arrested by CMI over impersonation

Frank Gashumba

Social media critic and controversial political commentator Frank Gashumba is in trouble over alleged impersonation. 

Gashumba was arrested from the city center on Monday night by operatives from the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) for allegedly impersonating a defense ministry official and conning some foreigners.
 
The operatives later went on to search Gashumba's residence in Bunga, a city suburb and his Industrial area based offices of Sisimuka Uganda. The defense ministry spokesman, Brigadier Richard Karemire has confirmed the Gashumba's arrest and the ongoing investigations.

"Yes we have arrested him and investigations are in process to determine our next course of action," Karemire said.

This is not the first time Gashumba is trouble over similar allegations.

In 2013, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations investigated Gashumba on similar allegations when he was accused of impersonating the defense ministry permanent secretary and defrauding Turkish investors of millions of shillings.

However, the findings from the investigations were never made public nor did the case make it to court. It is unclear whether this is the same case CMI is investigating. In March this year, NBS TV cut ties with Gashumba over allegations of impersonation and fraud.

Gashumba, a known critic of President, Yoweri Museveni has been arrests severally for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

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