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Nigeria outlaws payment of ransom to kidnappers

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian Senate on Wednesday passed a bill seeking to outlaw the payment of ransom to kidnappers while amending an existing law against terrorism in the most populous African country. The newly passed Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013 Amendment Bill 2022 is expected to be assented to by …

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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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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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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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DRC militiamen demand ransom for robbed boat engines

DRC militiamen crossed into Uganda and robbed boat engines from Ugandan fishermen who were held at gunpoint Hoima, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Militiamen from the Democratic Republic of Congo are demanding ransom in order to return the 19 boat engines they robbed from fishermen on Lake Albert last Sunday. The …

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Stepfather kidnaps child, demands ransom from biological father

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department of Police in Kampala is holding three people in relation to suspected kidnap of a three year old baby. According to the CID spokesperson Charles Twine, the three are; Jamil Ssebuliba, a resident of Nateete,  Irene Nagawa and another …

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Congolese kidnappers demand for UGX 4M to free 10 Ugandan fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese militias holding ten fishermen they kidnapped from Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding for a ransom of Shillings 4 million to release them. The fishermen were rounded up on Monday evening by the Congolese militiamen when they ventured into the lake to check …

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Kidnap in the park

American tourist rescued; experts call for Crisis Management Unit Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The kidnap of an American tourist and a guide in the Queen Elizabeth National Park in early April spread jitters across Uganda’s tourism industry. Kimberley Sue Endecott, was one of three guests on an evening …

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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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