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Couple arrested for faking own kidnap

Regina Nakiwu and boyfriend William Ssenyonga arrested for faking kidnap. (PHOTO: POLICE)

KAMPALA- Police Flying Squad Unit has Thursday arrested an 18-year-old woman Regina Nakiwu for allegedly faking own kidnap with intention of defrauding two million shillings (2,000,000) from her father.

On Tuesday, Nakiwu went missing before her father Ponsiano Mbaziira reported to police.

According to police reports, Nakiwu had connived with her boyfriend identified as William Ssenyonga to steal Shs2m by pretence that she had been kidnapped for ransom.

Ssenyonga upon arrest told police he called Nakiwu on Tuesday to pay him a visit at his home in Kawaala, Kasubi.

He says, during the visit, Nakiwu suggested a plan which he (Senyonga) would get money to expand his shoe business.

She suggested to him to call her father claiming he had kidnapped her and demand two million shillings ransom.

Ssenyonga bought the idea and made a call to the girlfriend’s father and threatened to kill her if the money wasn’t delivered.

Mbaziira asked for time to get the money and reported the case to police, instead.

Police say they immediately started tracking the phone and the two lovebirds were found at Ssenyonga’s home in Kawaala while having lunch.

Nakiwu told police she was trying to help her boyfriend expand his shoe business so that he could afford enough money to pay bride price.

The suspects are currently detained at CPS Police Station pending arraignment in court of law.

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