Police Arrests 2 UPDF Officers Over Kidnap

Kalisizo police are holding a Uganda People’s Defense Forces soldier and police detective for allegedly kidnapping a Tanzanian national.   

Detective Corporal, Edison Ntibankundiye, who is attached to CPS Kampala and L/Corporal, John Beyeza who is attached to Arua Battalion 5 and Victor Nkundamukama are wanted for kidnapping Idd Sserugo, a Tanzanian trader based in Nakalinzi village in Mutukula Sub County in Kyotera district. 

Preliminary police investigations indicate that the suspects kidnapped Sserugo and demanded a ransom of Shillings 20million. 

Paul Kangave, the Southern Region police spokesperson, says the suspects were picked up from a Guesthouse in Kalisizo where they were hiding after receiving the ransom from their victim’s relatives.

Kangave says that the suspects face charges of kidnap and obtaining money by false pretense, adding that they have also recovered the money that was sent to the suspects by the victim’s family.

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