By Ronaldo N Kalangi
Police in Nansana has arrested a 23 year old Makerere University student for allegedly faking her own kidnap and demanding a Shs five million ransom from her friends and relatives.
The student has been identified as Jane Francis Nampijja, a resident of Nsumbi, Kyebando Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.
Nampijja allegedly disappeared from home on Saturday morning and sent messages to all friends using her phone, claiming that she was in the hands of kidnappers and that they were demanding a ransom of Shs 5m.
Her relatives immediately reported the matter at Nansana Police Station vide SD REF: 73/25/08/2018. Police in Nansana followed intelligence leads, located and found her at Mark Cottages where she had rented a room.
The suspect has been arrested and is currently detained at Nansana Police station.
Nampiija later confessed that the ransom money was intended to facilitate her planned outings with friends.