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50Yrs Old Man Fake His Own Kidnap, Demands N18,000 Ransom From Wife

A 50-year-old man faked his personal kidnap and demanded ransom of about KSh 54,000 (N18,000) from his family in a bid to clear money owed.
Based on, the unidentified man from Mparo Division in Uganda called his unsuspecting spouse on Friday, March 2, 2018 and informed her that he had been picked up by some unknown individuals.

In keeping with area’s police spokesperson, Julius Hakiza, the suspect claimed his ‘kidnappers’ demanded KSh 54,000, which is about N18,000 in Nigerian currency, before they might let him go.
Terrified by the information, the wife alerted police, different members of the family and mates to assist in rescuing her husband. It was then gathered that the household rallied round and started sourcing for the ransom that was requested by the ‘kidnappers’.

The amount of cash requested for was finally raised and instantly wired into the phone of the kidnapper by way of mobile money transfer.
In the meantime, as the family did what they could to save the relative in trouble, investigators carried on their work by making attempts to trace the location and movements of the mobile device that was used in receiving the ransom paid by the family

The detectives stated they have been able to trace him to a place referred to as Butebere village in Hoima District.
They discovered the ‘kidnapped man’ celebrating and feasting with friends. He claimed he was celebrating his release, however the officers suspected he was spending a part of the money he had acquired as ransom.

Additional investigation revealed the man really faked his disappearance as a way to obtain money from his wife and family.
The man was finally reported to have taken a loan from a financial institution and so they were already on his neck asking for refund of the loan.
He was finally arrested and charged with acquiring cash by false pretense.

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