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Nadduli family: Three members allegedly kidnapped

Nakaseke, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three members of the family of former Minister Al-Haji Abdul Nadduli, have allegedly been kidnapped in Nakaseke district. Morton Kasobya, a friend to the affected members of Nadduli’s family identifies them as Meddie Nadduli, Musa Nadduli, and Yusuf Nadduli. According to Kasobya, he recieved a …

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Jinja on high alert as kidnapper demands sh28million for kid

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police have stepped up the search for five-year-old, Shafic Ssemambo, who was kidnapped from her parent’s home in Namulesa ward in Jinja City Northern division on Saturday last week. The suspected kidnapper left behind a letter instructing Ssemambo’s parents to pay them a ransom of 28 …

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UPDF joins hunt for men who kidnapped, robbed Pakistan national

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF have joined the hunt for men in military uniform who were captured on camera kidnapping a Pakistan National in Kireka. Rafik Khan, who was dumped in Kasangalabi along Kayunga-Mukono road, opened a case of abduction and robbery at Kireka police station …

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Kidnappings rile Parliament as MPs demand probe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament has asked the government to investigate cases of alleged arbitrary arrests, kidnap and assassinations in the country. This followed a matter raised by Hassan Kirumira, Katikamu County South legislator on the alleged kidnap of Jakana Nadduli, son of former Minister Abdul Nadduli on the 05 …

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CID probes possible self kidnap in Wakiso disappearance case

Wakiso, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Criminal Investigations Directorate-CID is investigating possible self kidnap in the case of a man in Wakiso district, who went missing on August 22, 2022. Vicent Kunobwa, a resident of Bembe-Kidugala in Wakiso district is alleged to have vanished around 9:00 pm on the said …

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Two remanded over kidnap of 7 year old in Zombo

Zombo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Paidha Grade One Magistrates court has remanded two residents of Paidha town council in Zombo district for allegedly kidnapping for ransom, a seven year old Congolese child. The suspects identified as Derrick Kagwa and Jeremy Ofoyrwoth, believed to be in their late 20s, reportedly kidnapped …

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Police denies use of drones for operations

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Assistant Inspector General of Police, Erasmus Twaruhukwa has denied knowledge of the use of vans commonly known as drones in the arrest and alleged kidnap of people. Twaruhukwa said that the issue of drones first came up during the last general elections. He added …

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Teenager kidnaps 5 year old, asks for UGX 12m ransom

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A 17 year old boy has been arrested by the police and flying squad unit in Masaka for kidnapping a five-year-old boy and asking his family for a ransom of 12 million Shillings. Andrew Bugembe, a top class pupil at Leos Junior Primary School-Nyendo, mysteriously …

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Flying Squad rescues kidnapped KIU student

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police Flying Squad unit has rescued Hilda Driwalo, a mobile money agent and student of Kampala International University and arrested six suspects in connection to her kidnap. According to the police, the suspects kidnapped Driwalo from Entebbe on Friday last week after inviting …

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