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Two arrested over kidnap of woman in Hoima city

Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two suspects are in police custody in Hoima on allegations of kidnapping a young woman. The suspects whose identities have been withheld by the police for fear of jeopardizing investigations were picked up from Kihomboza cell, Hoima West division, Hoima city on Monday evening. According to …

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Busia woman detained over child trafficking

Busia, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police in Busia district have arrested a woman over suspected child trafficking. The suspect has been identified as Annet Zahra, a resident of Seme village in Buhehe sub-county. She is accused of kidnapping a 13 year old girl, with intention to traffic the minor to …

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Mother arrested over kidnap of 4 year old son

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police Crime Intelligence unit has arrested a woman for kidnapping her four-year-old son and demanding 32 Million Shillings ransom from her husband. Last week, the boy’s mother Annet Kiiza and neighbours filed a report at Nansana police station that Daniel Male had been kidnapped …

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Three remanded over murder of Ntoroko district NRM boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makindye based UPDF General Court Martial has remanded three suspects in connection to the kidnap and subsequent murder of former Ntoroko District National Resistance Movement chairperson, Japheth Kabagambe Ahebwa. The suspects are Barnabas Alleluya, a businessman/native doctor and resident of Kagando cell, Rukindo ward …

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MP Ssewanyana rearrested outside Kigo prison

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana was on Thursday rearrested after he was released from Kigo prison. Joel Ssenyonyi, the NUP spokesperson says Ssewanyana was rearrested outside the prison at 7:30pm by unknown gunmen and driven to an unknown destination. “The state has mastered the art of …

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Corpse found in septic tank is not my wife – Onebe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Detectives investigating the kidnap and murder of Muyenga businesswoman, Immaculate Mary Blessing Onebe, have decided to conduct DNA tests after her husband, Francis Onebe, insisted that the body picked from the septic tank at their matrimonial home is not for his wife. After close to …

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Mubende resident arrested over defilement and murder of a minor

Mubende, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mubende police are holding a young man accused of kidnapping and killing a 10 year old girl. The suspect is 18-year Vanasio Aryatuha, a resident of Lyagazi village, Lyangoma parish, Kigando sub county in Mubende district. The deceased is Aisha Alinitwe. The deceased’s friend, also …

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Suspected Karamojong warriors abduct five women in Nabilatuk district

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Suspected warriors have abducted five women from Narisai settlement camp in Nabilatuk district. The women were cutting grass for thatching huts from the thickets of Lorengedwat, some 5 kilometers away from Lorengedwat trading centre when they were kidnapped on Monday and led to an unknown …

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Three arrested in Iganga for alleged kidnap of four year old boy

Iganga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police in Iganga on Sunday arrested three people for allegedly kidnapping a four-year-old boy. The suspects include Justine Namugere and Brenda Nakaziba aged 18 years old. One of the suspects only identified as Rodgers tried to commit suicide by drinking poison after noticing that …

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