Police in Bukedea on Friday evening used live bullets to disperse crowds who had ganged up to lynch two conmen.
The two conmen were reportedly using the name of the Magistrate to swindle money from innocent residents of Bukedea.
The two have been identified as Robert Emorut and a one Omuria who is a fake car dealer.
The duo reportedly lied to a widow, Florence Ikiring that her daughter had gone to court to grab her family house which is in Bukedea town.
She said that they allegedly came on orders of the Magistrate who asked her to pay Shs2.5 million in order for the house to be blocked from being grabbed.
She adds that since she did not have money at that time, she assured them that the next time they come back, she would pay them the requested sum.
Ikiring therefore phoned her said daughter to inquire whether she went to court to sanction documents for grabbing the house, which she denied knowing anything about the said case.
“These people wanted to steal me but when I talked to my daughter she said she never stepped to court and she does not know any of them,” said ikiring.
Furthermore, she said that after talking to her daughter, her children advised her to call the duo home in presence of all the family members to witness when she is counting money.
On arrival, the angry family members started questioning them, however, they failed to produce any evidence related to the said issue prompting the locals to charge.
The vehicle tyres of the car they were driving were all destroyed and they were locked inside the car expecting to be burnt.
However, Police was alerted on time and they were rescued without sustaining serious injuries.
They are currently detained at Bukedea central police station.
Robert Okello the area councilor Okunguro complex ward condemned the act saying that it is not right for anyone to con a widow.
According to sources, the two have been conning residents in different parts of Teso using different tactics.