Ugandan police arrests Liberian missionary for faking own kidnap
London, Jan. 7, 2020 (AltAfrica)- Police in Uganda have arrested a Liberian missionary who they accuse of faking his own kidnap and demanding a 74m Ugandan shilling ($20,000; £15,000) ransom
Police in Greater Masaka, have in custody, a Liberian National and an accomplice, who were arrested for staging a fake kidnap. The matter had been reported to police, by Walter Chatora, a 54 year old male and National Mission President.https://t.co/j2T05BtFKF— Uganda Police Force (@PoliceUg) January 6, 2020
The head of the church in southern town of Nyendo where he was volunteering reported his kidnap on the evening of 2 January and a search for him began, police said.
The police spokesman alleges that a former colleague pretended to be his abductor and made a phone call demanding ransom.
But then the missionary, along with a Ugandan, were arrested in a hideout, police spokesperson Fred Enanga said in a statement.
“The suspects are being charged with conspiracy, giving false information and demanding by menaces,” the police said.
Neither suspects have commented on the allegations