A senior Ugandan police officer has reportedly lost UGX70m to a conman posing as a witch doctor.

ASP Frank Liga, an officer in charge at Nakasero Police Post, was conned after three fraudsters approached him claiming to have visioned him losing his job.

It's believed that they were aware of a deal he had just concluded worth millions of shillings.

They advised him to seek traditional medicine from a witch doctor to prevent the bad luck and preserve his job.

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The three boys are on the run after authorities launched a manhunt after Liga filed a fraud case at the Central Police Station.

Sources told Daily Monitor the case was filed against five people he believes were behind the whole plan.

Liga wanted his ordeal to remain a secret because "I wouldn't want to lose the respect I have in society".

Search to the conmen turned millionaires is underway with no possible traces