By Robert Segawa
Police in Kampala is holding a wife of city prominent pastor for faking her own kidnap. Maria Tusubira a wife of Pastor Shadrak Tusubira proprietor of Noah’s Ark church Masajja B kibira zone has been arrested from her daughter’s home in Kikajjo Wakiso district after she failed to get the 50m she had demanded from her husband.
Maria went missing last week after she left her home saying she had gone to buy a plot of land in Gayaza. Unidentified person claiming to be kidnapper later used her phone to contact her family demanding for shs 50m in order to release.
Luke Owoyesigire the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson says Maria who was with her boyfriend one Angello Ssembusii traveled to Masaka where she spent days at her brother as they waited for the ransom before she could return to Kampala.
Owoyesigire adds that after the family kept deaf ear, Maria sneaked back to Kampala and went to her elder daughter’s home where she was tracked and arrested from.
She is currently detained at Katwe police station awaiting to be arraigned before courts of law.
By Robert Ssegawa
Police in Kampala are holding 32 year old pastor from Buikwe district in connection with kidnap and murder of 19 year old girl.
It is alleged that pastor Nambuzi Ronald of Namwezi full gospel church Mbiko sent money to Brinah Nalule 19 year old from YMCA Buwambo district to pay him a visit on Friday evening.
According to Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Oweyisigyire, Brinah Nalule spent a weekend at pastors home in Namwezi village Buikwe district until he gave money to transport back the girl to Buwambo Campus.
He adds that the girl was kidnapped from New taxi park on her way back to school . Her kidnappers asked for ransom of 10 million , before killing her.Her body was dumped at Mutundwe in Kabawo zone in Rubaga division.
By Robert Ssegwa
Police in Buyende district eastern Uganda is holding a woman for allegedly kidnapping a 9 years old girl for ransom.
The suspect Mastula Nangobi a resident of Irapa village in Buyende district is alleged to have picked Fatima Nabaranda from Nabiromba primary school claiming that she was taking her to her parents. It is reported that Nangobi booked a lodge in Kamuli and started calling the victim’s parents demanding for a ransom of shs4m for her release.
The parents are reported to have wired the money through her mobile money and reported a case at police which tracked the number and arrested the suspect.
Patrick Onyango the deputy police spokesperson says the suspect is in police detention waiting to be arraigned before courts of law to face charges of kidnap.
By Gloria Nakiyimba
Seven senior police officers have been charged with kidnap of two Rwandese Nationals and being in possession of firearms and grenades. Former commander of police special operations Nickson Agasirwe, Head of law enforcement professional standards unit Joel Aguma, commander of flying squad Abel Tumukunde, Kampala metropolitan police ASP James Magada, Amon Kwarisima, Benon Atwebembeire and Faisal Katende are charged with kidnapping Joel Mutabazi and Jackson Kalemeera .
They are jointly charged with two Rwandese nationals; Rene Rutangugira and Bahati Mugenga Pacifique.
They appeared before a panel of seven members of the general military court martial chaired by Lt. General Andrew Gutii but refused to take plea to the charge.
Their lawyer Caleb Alaka is objecting to the charges and the jurisdiction of the General Court Martial.
Alaka is contending that his clients cannot take plea on a defective charge sheet
Prosecution led by Maj. Rapheal Mugisha states that while the accused were in unlawful possession of firearms and grenades which are a preserve of only the UPDF, conveyed Mutabazi to Rwanda without his onsent .
They committed the offense on the 25th October 2013 at Kamengo in Mpigi district.
The three senior police officer have been remanded to Makindye mitary cells while the other six suspects have been remanded to Luzira prison until the 20th of November 2017