By Jonah Kirabo
Police in Kampala have arrested a woman for allegedly kidnapping self as test of love for her boyfriend.
Amina Mirembe, according to Mr. Luke Owoyesigire the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson made several calls to her boyfriend, a one James Mugoda claiming to have been kidnapped by unknown people who were asking for Shs 500, 000 as ransom.
It is the boyfriend, James Mugoda who alerted friends and the police. It was not long before he received another phone call from Amina saying she had been rescued by the police.
” The boyfriend encouraged her to go and record a statement at police but after interrogation, detectives found out that the statements were not coordinating,” Owoyesigire told journalists.
Owoyesigire said that Amina on further interrogation admitted to have faked kidnap in order to test whether her boyfriend loved her enough to pay ransom for her head.
” We don’t want people to fake kidnaps to waste time and police resources,” Owoyesigire said.
Over ten incidences involving self kidnap have so far been reported in two months, notwithstanding over 81 cases of kidnap have been reported by police n three months. However 60 of them are false alarms.