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Girl jailed with boyfriend for faking kidnap

Peace Ansimiire, 19, a daughter to Rev Fred Muhwezi and her boyfriend, Julius Atwebembeire, 22

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | A 19 year old girl has been remanded to Luzira prison for allegedly faking her kidnap and receiving shs 750, 000 from her mother as a disguised ransom.

Police Flying Squad operatives have arrested two people who feigned their own kidnap to con a West Ankole diocese reverend.

Peace Ansimiire, 19, a daughter to Rev.Canon Fred Muhwezi, a West Ankole is a student and a resident of Bushenyi district.

She has been jointly charged with her unemployed boyfriend, 22 year old Julius Atwebembeire a resident of Kasubi in Lubaga Division within Kampala city.

The two have appeared before Buganda Road Court grade one magistrate Samuel Kagoda and denied three counts; demanding money by force , obtaining money by false pretence and conspiracy to commit a felony .

Prosecution alleges that on April 23, 2018 at Kasubi in Lubaga Division , both Atwebembire and Ansiimirwe hatched a plan to defraud Scovia Nahabwe of three million shillings but received 750, 000 shillings, by falsely pretending that the said money was to rescue Ansiimirwe from kidnappers where as not .

Court documents show that Nahabwe reported the matter to police, and on tracking the numerous telephone calls she received, they all pointed at Atwebembire who had eloped with her daughter in Kasubi, Rubaga Division.

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