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Susan Magara murder suspect withdraws objection to extradition

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Preparations are underway to extradite Patrick Agaba alias Pato from South Africa to answer to charges of Kidnap and Murder of Susan Magara, a cashier who was killed last year. Agaba is accused of masterminding and receiving a ransom of 700 million Shillings from …

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Thomas Kwoyelo’s trail suffers two weeks’ delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The start for the prosecution witness testimonies in the trial of former Lord’s Resistance Army Commander Thomas Kwoyelo has suffered a two weeks’ delay. Kwoyelo is facing 93 charges of War Crimes and Crimes Against humanity before the International Crimes Division of the High Court. …

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Zimbabwe govt denies opposition kidnap claims

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe’s government publicly denied claims on Sunday that its spy agency had attempted to kidnap main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa as he left a rally this weekend. Chamisa’s Movement for Democratic Change party tweeted Saturday that “Central Intelligence Organisation agents (participated) in a failed attempt …

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Kampala pastor held in kidnap and murder case of YMCA student

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Pastor Leonard Wambazu from Mbikko, in Njeru Municipality, has been detained, as Police intensify the case of kidnap and eventual death a student of YWCA Buwambo Campus in Wakiso district. The 22-year-old student, Brina Nalule was allegedly kidnapped from the Old Taxi Park …

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Girl jailed with boyfriend for faking kidnap

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 …

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Private schools intensify security to avert kidnap threats

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A number of private schools around Kampala have intensified security surveillance in an effort to protect pupils from possible kidnappers. The move follows an increase in kidnaps for ransom, involving both children and adults. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network, the Principal Administrator …

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Six self-kidnap cases reported in one month

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Police Force is grappling with increased cases of self-kidnap across the country, especially among students and youths. In the last one month, more than 20 cases of kidnap have been reported with six of these discovered to have been self-kidnaps. According to …

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Gulu man charged with faking own kidnap

Peter Elap, a boda boda rider in Gulu is in trouble for faking his own kidnap to con his boss Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have slapped Elap with the charges of demanding property with menace and giving false information to a person employed in public service contrary to …

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