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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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Pastor in Nansana detained over child sacrifice

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police Crime Intelligence is holding another pastor over the kidnap and ritual sacrifice of a four-year-old girl in Jinja district. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga identifies the suspect as Israel Buyinza, a senior pastor from the deliverance and healing Ministry in Gganda-Nansana municipality, Wakiso district. …

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CID probes kidnap of caretaker who declined to sell boss’ land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ismail Lukoda Ssekandi, a resident of Lutembe village in Wakiso district, has opened a case file at the Criminal Investigations Directorate accusing police operatives of kidnapping him for five days after he refused to sell his boss’ land. Ssekandi who is the caretaker of 56 …

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UPDF captain arrested over alleged kidnap

Rukiga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) officer has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a businessman and demanding ransom. Captain Apollo Kwesiga aged 32, attached to Masaka Armoured Brigade is currently held at Rukiga police station together with Benon Arinaitwe, 37, a driver and Patience Nsiime. …

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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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