By Hannington Katehangwa
Police in Mbarara are holding a 29-year-old student for allegedly staging self kidnap so as to extort money from his parents.
Evan Ariho a second year student at Bishop Stuart university doing diploma in animal health who was demanding for 5m ransom was arrested and detained at Mbarara central police after tracked his calls.
According to Samson Kasasira the Rwizi region police spokesperson, Atwine was apprehended after tapping his calls and found out that he was posing a self-kidnap in Ntungamo district.
By the time of Atwine’s, parents had managed to send 2m out of 5m on his phone which the police recovered as well.
However, Atwiine said in defense that he wanted to expand his firewood business in Kishenyi Mbarara municipality thereby faking a kidnap to raise the capital.
However, Kasasira laments on how these victims have been set free before court without giving them serious punishment.
Three self-kidnap cases have been registered since the beginning of 2018.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website