Crime

MAN ARRESTED FOR FAKING KIDNAP

By UG Reports

ENTEBBE: The Directorate of Crime Intelligence in coordination with Entebbe Police, have in custody a victim of kidnap, turned suspect, after his account of kidnapping, was established to be a lie. The suspect was arrested on Monday.

CP Fred Enanga the Police spokesperson explains that the suspect Owor Bonny Samuel 25, allegedly boarded a taxi last Sunday from Tororo to Entebbe via Kampala.

Enanga reveals that Owor never reached Entebbe which prompted the parents to raise a complaint the following day at Entebbe CPS.

The parents started receiving calls from the victim’s phone number 0775-738364 where the allegedly abductors were threatening to kill the victim and demanded for a ransom, further demanded for the victim’s Account number, at Equity Bank, which was availed to them.

According to the Enanga, due to the serious cases of human trafficking, the Police spent countless hours and resources, following up leads in efforts to recover the victim.

“As a result, our task teams traced and recovered the victim in his hiding spot in Ndejje. The investigation revealed no incident of kidnap” he said.

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Enanga revealed that the victim had for financial gain, faked his own kidnap, falsified messages and phone calls, to show that he was in danger, whereas not.

Police strongly condemns the act because it created panic and fear to his immediate family and relatives, which they should not have endured.

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