Woman Fakes Own Kidnap, Extorts Money from Boyfriend
Police in Kampala has in custody, a 21 year old woman, identified as Mariam Uwase, on charging of staging her own kidnap with intent to extort money from her old boyfriend, whom she has been with for three months.
According to a police statement, Using magic voice service, manipulated her handset and made teary calls to her boyfriend using different phone numbers claiming she was in the hands of brutal abductors who would kill her if he did not send 25 million Uganda shillings.
The boyfriend who is not yet named, after getting Concerned, sent them a deposit of 700,000 shillings as a commitment that he would send the rest.
He later reported the case at Lugala Police Station SD REF. 10/09/04/2018.
After a few days of negotiation with the alleged abductors, Old Kampala Police launched a secret rescue mission only to find Uwase living large and comfortably in a mansion.
Upon questioning, Uwase confessed to her misdeeds, saying she lacked money for her siblings upkeep back home.
She is currently being detained at Old Kampala Police Station on charges of giving false information.