Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. Kira road Police have arrested a woman for faking own kidnap as she spent a night with her new boyfriend at Serena Hotel in Kampala.
On 7th June 2018, Margret Namukose called her husband and told him that she was scheduled to attend a school meeting at Kasangati, however, when evening clocked, she never returned home and efforts to reach her through her phone were futile.
The worried husband later received a call from Namukose telling him that unknown men had kidnapped, raped her and dumped her in a certain forest.
Her husband opened a kidnap case at Kyebando Police Post and the Police started to search for her by tracking her phone which was traced in Kampala.
“On 8th June 2018 at around 11:00am, she resurfaced and was brought to police by the husband. She allegedly told the Police that she had rescued herself and went to a nearby clinic for a check-up,” police said in a statement on Saturday.
Police went with Namukose to the clinic but there was no record of her visit.
Upon further questioning, she confessed that she had not been kidnapped but was enjoying herself with her new boyfriend at Serena Hotel.
Namukose is currently detained at Kira Road Police Station and is to be arraigned before courts of law on charges of giving false information.
Police say that as soon as the husband reported the matter, they deployed about 30 officers to search for her.
Her arrest comes at a time the country is on high alert following a spate of related incidents targeting girls and women who have been reported kidnapped, only to surface dead in some cases.