Grace Kyosimire, a 27-year-old Slay Queen has been arrested by the police in Uganda for reportedly faking own kidnap over accumulated debts.
The suspect who disappeared from her home, sent messages to her family claiming that she had been kidnapped shortly after. She reportedly claimed that her kidnappers wanted a ransom of Shs4m to release her, or else she could be killed.
However concerned family members reported the case at Katwe Police Station in Kampala, Uganda, after they failed to send the money but got another text message that the kidnappers had killed her and were demanding for money to disclose where her body was dumped.
When one of Kyosimire’s closest friends was asked to call the phone number used to send messages, the Slay Queen shockingly picked up the phone.
The two agreed to meet at a restaurant located at Mega Standard Supermarket, and that was where the ‘kidnapped’ lady was arrested while having lunch with her friend. Upon being searched, same phone using in forwarding messages was found.
“She had huge debts. She wanted to settle from the ransom her family would pay,” reads part of the police statement issued by Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigire.
She is the fourth woman to be arrested for faking her own kidnap for ransom in just two months.
The regional police spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira, said Ms Meloni Nabaasa, 45, of Kaberebere Town Council in Isingiro District, hid in a friend’s house before demanding Shs3.5m from her brothers in Nyamiyanja Sub-county, Isingiro South, on April 17.
On May 8, court in Kampala remanded a 19-year-old student for staging her own kidnap with the intention of extorting money from her mother. The suspect Peace Ansiimirwe, a resident of Bushenyi-Ishaka in Bushenyi District appeared before Buganda Road Chief Magistrate Samuel Kagoda alongside her boyfriend one Julius Atwebembirebefore and denied the charges.
On April 15, police said they had arrested a 21-year- old woman who allegedly staged her own kidnap with the intention of extorting money from her boyfriend.
Mariam Uwase, reportedly came up with the idea to get money from her boyfriend who is allegedly mean.
On April 24, police in Mbarara District said they had arrested a woman for allegedly faking her own kidnap and demanding more than Shs3 million ransom from her family.
The regional police spokesperson, Mr Samson Kasasira, said Meloni Nabaasa, 45, of Kaberebere Town Council in Isingiro District, hid in a friend’s house before demanding Shs3.5m from her brothers in Nyamiyanja Sub-county, Isingiro South, on April 17.