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Reverend’s Daughter Arrested for Plotting Own Kidnap

Flying Squad Police have arrested a 19-year-old girl Peace Ansimiire for plotting her own kidnap to extort money from her relatives.

It has been established that Ansimiire is a daughter to Reverend Fred Muhwezi of West Ankole Diocese.

She was alleged to have been kidnapped in Bushenyi district and has been found by Flying Squad Unit operatives in Kasubi, Rubaga Division in Kampala City living with her boyfriend.

Its believed that one of the suspects identified as Julius Atwebembire aged 22 was dating the suspected kidnap victim with whom they connived to get money from her parents through pretense that she had been kidnapped.

They intended to use the Shs3.5m ransom to start a craft shoes business in Kenya and later get married.

The operatives were able to use a tracking system and a bait, they were able to be traced and arrested.

An amount of Shs250,000 of the ransom was recovered out of the Ushs750,000 that was sent as a deposit.

The suspects claimed the remaining money was used to buy a smart phone which was being used for communication.

The two are being detained at CPS Kampala on SD REF. 07/22/04/2018 and charged of obtaining money by menace.

Upon questioning, Police discovered that one of the suspects identified as Atwebembire has been running a fake Facebook page named Hillmark Consultants claiming to help secure jobs for unemployed people in Canada.

He has been charged on another account of electronic fraud.

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